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  1. Haalcyon's Avatar
    As I think about this, if you were buying a notebook and pen to take notes for class you'd prolly choose one bigger than something the size of the Note 4 and S Pen.
    01-22-2015 03:58 AM
  2. WarrenBoy's Avatar
    I've seen the note 4 and I think that a regular notebook may suit you best. Professors in college do not like it when people use their phones in class (etiquette). Like the others have said, the screen is a bit small. I don't think the Note 4 can replace a pen and paper. If I were you, I'd use pen and paper.

    If you really want to take notes electronically, have you considered using a tablet (e.g. Galaxy Note Pro 12.2?) The screen is much larger and may suit your purpose. I've tried that tablet and it's amazing. But it is a bit too big (12.2 inches screen!).
    01-22-2015 07:37 AM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    S Note 8 Pro with a 4k display would be perfect.
    01-22-2015 08:02 AM
  4. Ittles's Avatar
    I bought my Note 8 specifically for taking meeting notes. I can attach documents and white board pics associated with that meeting. It works great for me.
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    01-22-2015 09:07 AM
  5. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I don't know about using the S Pen solely for note taking. However, over the summer I took a 4 month certificate program and used a Nexus 7 for note taking. I typed up notes using Evernote and I took photos of diagrams that the professors drew on the board. In your situation you could definitely replace the paper and pen by typing up your notes (I type with my thumbs faster than I can handwrite these days anyway), using the S Pen for diagrams. Also, isn't there some kind of tool for taking good quality pics of a board using the Note 4?

    As a side note...when I was in grad school between 2006-2008 I took all of my notes on a Sidekick 3 and Sidekick LX. I'd type up my notes, email them to myself, and file them in folders in my inbox. Worked great! I even typed out 5 pages of a research paper while in the passenger seat on a road trip.
    01-22-2015 10:56 AM
  6. stealthbr's Avatar
    Thank you for all the replies! I will try to get a tablet some time in the near future. I'm still deciding on whether I shall purchase the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or the Note tablet.
    01-22-2015 04:25 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    For handwritten notes get the Note tablet. You can always add a keyboard case and do much of what you would with the Suelrface.
    01-22-2015 04:46 PM
  8. GregMargie's Avatar
    They are both good choices, but the Surface Pro starts at about $799.....vs. Note 10.1 around $500. Good luck in your choice!
    01-22-2015 05:45 PM
  9. Jonathan Gervitz's Avatar
    In short. No, it cannot.

    Here's my biggest gripe with the Note. I used to have the Note 2 and I LOOOOVED it, one day it got stolen from me and I spent 3 years trying to buy a new note because of how much I loved the Stylus. Since I didn't have enough money, I bought Journals and Moleskines instead.

    Fast-forward to 3 years later and I finally get to buy the Note 5... Oh my surprise when I found out after about a Month of use how inferior a stylus is versus real pen & paper after 3 years of writing on Real notebooks. I'll give you real life examples:

    1. Let's say you're out and about actually needing to take a note of prices in a store while you're talking with the store clerk. The first thing you'll notice is that the Note eventually tuns its screen off after a while. If this happens, in order to take a note of the price you have to unlock the Note, open the file, select "edit note" and then zoom (because it's note (pun intended) confortable writing without the zoom) and then write. For this you interrupted the conversation and a simple thing got complicated.

    You can tell me that you can leave the screen on with the Note, but trust me after an hour o hour & half of talking prices, you will be nervous about your battery (especially if you have a full day ahead of you).

    2. You're at school. Teacher talks and talks and talks, the lecture is about 3 hours long. Do you really think your Note will handle the 3 hours with the screen on? Do you really think you'll feel confortable doing that?

    A notebook or Journal, my favorites being a Moleskine or a Midori Traveler's Journal, can always be open, do not have battery and are a thrill to write or draw on.

    I tell you this as an Ex fan of the Note Series. As evidence I include a photo of my note 5 sorrounded by my 2 journals i'm using right now. As you can see, I don't even have notes in my Note 5.

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    06-04-2016 09:28 AM
  10. pduffer's Avatar
    With my Note 4 I can write a note, hit the power button toshut the screen off, and then click the power button again to continue note taking right where I left off. Can't imagine how pen and paperwould be more convenient
    06-04-2016 03:04 PM
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