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    any offers?

    for uni lectures, laptop just doesn't have enough battery power and all i really want is to not have to re-write notes to make them digital.

    something with a decent screen and keyboard with note writing functionality is what i want
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    http://www.danedigital.com/6-Zpen/
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    I was looking for something exactly this. The problem with the pens is that you still need standard paper - I was hoping to be able to input directly on to a screen. I don't seem to be able to find anything like this though.
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    Asus EEE?
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    By wanting a screen you increase your cost. You can take notes with a pda like an ipaq but the screen is rather small. I can take notes on my tablet pc, but this is towards the expensive end of the spectrum.

    TBH I just wrote my notes in biro and stapled them together. And I did computer science .
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    (Original post by shuvle)
    http://www.danedigital.com/6-Zpen/
    now *that* is a pretty badass invention. something tells me it wont play nice with linux however

    i think maybe i will just go pen and paper after all....
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    Psion Series 5?
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    (Original post by Choad)
    now *that* is a pretty badass invention. something tells me it wont play nice with linux however

    i think maybe i will just go pen and paper after all....
    "All files generated by the ZPEN can be viewed on MAC OS X and several versions of Linux (see section INK PEN & VIEWER on this FAQ), but there is no conversion software available today for these systems."
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    Budgety PDA and a fold-out bluetooth keyboard?.. PDAs tend to have a better battery life than laptops when just note-taking, and most of them come with a copy of word. And you can choose to save it in Office 2003 .doc format (along with .rtf and .txt I believe), so no nasty .docx to hinder you Linux experience
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    I like the look of this, personally:


    A mighty 64mb ram, and a 400mhz processor! (also has touch screen)
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    (Original post by Rob801)
    "All files generated by the ZPEN can be viewed on MAC OS X and several versions of Linux (see section INK PEN & VIEWER on this FAQ), but there is no conversion software available today for these systems."
    iiiinteresting...
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    A PDA probably is the best way to go, unless you need to jot down formulae and exotic symbols.

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