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Old 04-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #31
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Does anyone have a screen with a 8:5 aspect ratio (1280x800 WXGA) like the Note 8? How is it to read on compared to iPads 4:3 ratio? I still think 4:3 is the ideal form factor for reading, widescreens are for media consumption. But then again I guess people who mainly use there devices for reading are dwindling.
4:3 is the old TV form factor as well as the old CRT monitor.
It is good for reading.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #32
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I think I'll go for the galaxy note 10.1 it is the same price as the note 8.0 and will be more use to me as I already have an ipad mini.
I tried the Note 10.1 for 2 weeks and found the software for using the stylus appallingly bad (I tried all the Android apps I could find for this). Much easier to write on my iPad Mini with my adonit stylus and a wonderful app called Notes Plus.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #33
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I tried the Note 10.1 for 2 weeks and found the software for using the stylus appallingly bad (I tried all the Android apps I could find for this). Much easier to write on my iPad Mini with my adonit stylus and a wonderful app called Notes Plus.
Interesting. I've tried the stylus on the Note II and on that device I thought it worked surprisingly well.

I went to Notes+ webpage to see what they had to say about an Android version:
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Do you have plans to port the app to another OS like Android?

We do, but not in the near future, as we’re focusing on bug fixes and usability improvements on this iOS version. It’s never a good idea to migrate the same bugs and weaknesses to another platform, so we believe Android users will benefit a lot from this wait.
Seems like a promising app will be interesting to try it out when they port it to Android.

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I have to say that I'm exceedingly happy with the stylus on my Note 10.1, the handwriting recognition in S-Note is very good and the ink in LectureNotes is astounding. If you use the stylus a lot you can also set it up so it rejects any sensitivity from your palm.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #35
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I have to say that I'm exceedingly happy with the stylus on my Note 10.1, the handwriting recognition in S-Note is very good and the ink in LectureNotes is astounding. If you use the stylus a lot you can also set it up so it rejects any sensitivity from your palm.
I had the opportunity to go for a 10 inch Lenovo Tablet 2 (running full blown windows 8) but I felt it would become too big to haul around alongside the laptop. How do you like your 10 inch Note when it comes to portability Kumabjorn?
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I have to say that I'm exceedingly happy with the stylus on my Note 10.1, the handwriting recognition in S-Note is very good and the ink in LectureNotes is astounding. If you use the stylus a lot you can also set it up so it rejects any sensitivity from your palm.
Well, a lot of the programs on the iPad, including Notes Plus, allow you to write in a window at the bottom of the screen that is enlarged. That way, it is easy to write a whole 8.5x11" page just as if you had written it by hand. Without that ability, you can't put very much on a page, even on a 10" screen, and it's not like writing on a piece of normal-sized paper. I also found that the choices of stationery on the Note were pretty minimal, at least on Samsung's program. True, the stylus itself writes well. The problem I found was with the software, something true of Android in many respects compared to iOS, at least in my experience.
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I had the opportunity to go for a 10 inch Lenovo Tablet 2 (running full blown windows 8) but I felt it would become too big to haul around alongside the laptop. How do you like your 10 inch Note when it comes to portability Kumabjorn?
Compared to schlepping around a laptop and textbooks it's a zinch. Everything I need during a day with the exception of a phone it can handle. I wish it had 4G then I'd just use a Bluetooth headset for phone calls. I have a leather cover that works as a stand and since the stylus can be stored internally I don't even need a rucksack, but I carry one anyway. I just think I could do the same with an 8" Note and keep it in a pocket.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #38
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I tried the Note 10.1 for 2 weeks and found the software for using the stylus appallingly bad (I tried all the Android apps I could find for this). Much easier to write on my iPad Mini with my adonit stylus and a wonderful app called Notes Plus.
I will give your suggestion a go thanks. I have the original note and find the s-pen to be fine on that. I'd expect that the s pen with the note 10.1 would be an improvement. I am dubious about getting another android device as I've experienced stability issues with all the devices I've used.
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I wish it had 4G then I'd just use a Bluetooth headset for phone calls.
I don't understand this reasoning. Explain please.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #41
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How about your car - how many gadgets there?

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How about your car - how many gadgets there?

Jeez - all those gadgets and they still manged to put the steering wheel on the wrong side
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I use a bicycle, so I'm safe.
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