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Who uses laptops at uni?

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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    My laptop is too chunky and slow to be able to take into a lecture. Plenty of people bring Macbooks and, to a lesser extend, iPads. I use pen and paper, or go to the writer's lounge with a memory stick/iPod and type essays on the iMacs there or even go home and do it on my laptop there.

    I can see the appeal of iPads at uni, being able to fit something half as wide as a laptop and as thick as a notepad into your bag while being able to start it up like an iPod and use it in a second. Easy to walk around with in your hand and even submit work by uploading while being able to juggle with your Facebook needs.

    The problem is that I don't think we're quite at the stage where we need digital, touch-screen notepads. For me it's just going to a lecture, I can easily write things down and use computers in the uni or use my own one back at home.

    The flaw with this opinion is that when would we be 'needing' iPads to take notes at lectures? The only thing I can think of is so you can carry around your entire dissertation, media theory essays and 60 page script on a small thin, delicate, expensive, device with a popular brand and a huge second hand resale value. Oh wait.

    That said, there is a Final Draft app coming to iPad, along with Celtx already on it, so perhaps I dare say several people will start using it.
    Which uni do you go? Also approximately how many use ipads/laptops/pen and paper?

    thanks
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    In first year you don't really need to use a laptop at uni. At home you would to write up reports and for coursework.

    Maybe in 3rd and later you might use a laptop at uni.


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    I'm just planning on using pen and paper, writing in short hand then typing everything up properly later so they are more useful. I think it depends whether your a fast writer or not and also on how you learn, for me I have to write and re-write things out to get them to stick in my head, however some people can just type it up and learn it that way.
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    I would like to be able to take my macbook to uni to type notes, because I can type so much faster than I can write. I don't want to take it though if no one else does because its expensive and I don't want it stolen or to be seen as showing off. Weight is also a factor to consider, especially as I'm studying photography so at times have lots of camera gear to carry.
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    I only brought my laptop into a lecture a couple times.. and I either sat there on facebook or played a game. Pen and paper is perfectly fine if you ask me.. but an even better idea? Bring a camera in and film the lecture.
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    (Original post by MadCatChiken)
    I only brought my laptop into a lecture a couple times.. and I either sat there on facebook or played a game. Pen and paper is perfectly fine if you ask me.. but an even better idea? Bring a camera in and film the lecture.
    Do people or even lecturers see you on facebook/playing games?
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    (Original post by ...mo...)
    Do people or even lecturers see you on facebook/playing games?
    Not if you sat right at the back.. xD I only brought it in though into a couple lectures.

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