11-28-2011 11:08 AM
I've been looking through the forums here to get a feel of what to expect if I were to get a TPT and I was wondering if anyone uses one for school? I've written on one and think it could work, but I'm taking college classes and the money could easily be saved for rent/food in future semesters.
What I want to know is.. I come here and hear a lot of negative things, but I know this can't be representative of every customer. What are some good things about the TPT? Anyone have positive experiences with it, especially with note-taking?
11-28-2011 01:20 PM - edited 11-28-2011 01:21 PM
I am one of the people who have had a pretty negative experience with the TPT so far. I had it for around a month and now it may be a full month without it while it sits in a repair depot (along with many others) for the same defective part.
If all of your college notes were sitting in a non-functional TPT in the repair depot and you're two weeks away from exams, how positive would your experience be?
That said, I also have numerous positive experiences with the TPT. The "Quill" app is a superior note taking app. It's far better than the native Notes app that comes with the TPT. It's worth many times the $1.00 price tag.
The screen on the TPT is very good. Web video broadcasts play pretty smoothly. The recent update fixed a serious battery draining issue. I love the form factor and the full sized USB port, and the SD Card slot, and I like the heft of the thing. It FEELS solid. (But the defective parts inside sure break easy.)
11-28-2011 01:35 PM
11-28-2011 01:39 PM
I use it for college too. Architecture school. I carry it around for notes and for sketches. I haven't had any of the issues mentioned on the board, with the exception of a few that were taken care of with the latest update. It's worth the money, but there is also value in waiting for the next generation.
11-28-2011 03:46 PM
I am not a college student (I am a lawyer) but I use my TPT for note-taking every day. If there was any competition in this price range, I would look elsewhere. However, there is no competition in this price range and form factor. The Quill application is the best $1.00 you can spend and when you send your notes to dropbox as pdf files, it is pretty easy to be safe. I email all my notes to my assistant as soon as I make them. I think for notetaking, slingbox and netflix it is a pretty good machine. For email, if you use Exchange 2003, it is useless. For vpn use, marginal. As a pure notetaking machine, it is good. Pick one up on sale and you shoudl be happy if you recognize the limitations. Buy a dock as charging takes forever via usb.
11-28-2011 04:36 PM
I appreciate all the responses. I'm taking my first major-related classes in the spring, and I wanted to be able to have all of those notes electronic, so I was looking to buy before next semester starts... It seems the pen (for this tablet price range) makes this one of the best writers out there, and that's why I'm looking at it. I've followed quill closely and it seems like it will be my go-to program for almost everything next semester. There are other things though I was wondering..
- I don't see much regarding 'docs-to-go.' Is it a useful program? Or are MS files not adequately editable?
- What in particular could you wish was better? Is there anything that just doesn't work?
11-28-2011 04:54 PM
I'm using it for school, for about 3 days now. Primary reason for me getting it is the same as yours. Just get Quill and ezPDF and you should be all set. While my overall experience with the TPT is somewhat negative, if you're just going to use these 2 apps, you should be fine. Quill is near perfect I would say, but ezPDF doesn't seem to be able to reject my palm (I'm left handed, so everything I write gets messed up..). If you can wait, I'd suggest waiting for something else. If you can't, this is the best right now.