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    Hello I'm a Geoscience student and I am thinking about buying a tablet for writing notes in the field and also mapping work.
    I don't know much about tablets but I would any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.

    Factors:

    -Will be used for about 8-9 hours a day during fieldwork (could use a portable charger)

    -Will need to survive rain, wind and being dropped (probably use a waterproof case)

    -Will be used in bright sun (although a blacked out map case to protect against the glare of the sun could be used)

    -Will need to be able to run mapping and orientation data collecting software so have a magnetometer, gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS

    I have searched on the internet on buying guides and found a lot of professional use ruggedised tablets which I can't afford so maybe buying a reconditioned one might be an option any advice on that would be good too.
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    (Original post by Happy Cephalopod)
    Hello I'm a Geoscience student and I am thinking about buying a tablet for writing notes in the field and also mapping work.
    I don't know much about tablets but I would any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.

    Factors:

    -Will be used for about 8-9 hours a day during fieldwork (could use a portable charger)

    -Will need to survive rain, wind and being dropped (probably use a waterproof case)

    -Will be used in bright sun (although a blacked out map case to protect against the glare of the sun could be used)

    -Will need to be able to run mapping and orientation data collecting software so have a magnetometer, gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS

    I have searched on the internet on buying guides and found a lot of professional use ruggedised tablets which I can't afford so maybe buying a reconditioned one might be an option any advice on that would be good too.
    Hey there - just wondering what tablet you went for in the end? I am a geography student and am in a similar situation!
 
 
 
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