6 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012
Re: But for the same price you could get an iPad
Should resist from responding, but can't. Its the same price as the new iPad but you get a Wacom digitiser & pen (not cheap), and micro SD slot for expansion. Add the digitiser & pen to an iPad, call it an iPad Pro and people would be drooling!
Re: Read the Android Police review and be alarmed
I read that after I ordered mine. Think they got a duff one or got out of the wrong side of the bed as relieved to say mine is nice and solid and doesn't creek and flex.
Re: Pen Improves Productivity
I ain't Sparticus,
Yes, it does handwriting recognition, and seems to do a pretty good job of it (the pen makes it easy to make corrections as you can accurately move the cursor using the pen). It can be used instead of the onscreen keyboard so can be used in all apps needing text input. I find I can enter text quicker using the handwriting than the onscreen keyboard (hopeless at typing).
Accuracy is the key
The pen provides accuracy - this is the big difference from the capacitive pens.
Pen Improves Productivity
I've had a Note 10.1 for a few days, and find the pen really useful and accurate (it uses Wacom). As well as making notes in Evernote etc the pen is handy for remote desktop sessions and fiddly dropdown menus on websites (the pen allows mouseover/hover events that you can't get on a normal capacitive only screen). I had always held back from buying a tablet as I felt that 'fat finger syndrome' on capacitive screens limited its usefulness. So far so good with the Note 10.1.
Stylus is Key Selling Point
A decent stylus will allow you to use a Remote Desktop app without thick fingers doing unknown damage. You could also use any fiddly menus on your home PC from your tablet in the lounge, or on your work PC from the conference room. I for one have been waiting for a tablet with a decent stylus being buying one - if the price isn't too high I'm first in the queue! The stylus is the key feature of the Note, and not just a toy.
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