Best Tablet for College?

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    Hello everyone, I am new here and I am considering getting a tablet for college. Which brings me to my question, which tablet is good for college students? I am going to school for Healthcare Management in the fall and need a tablet for textbooks. My college uses the universal digital textbook program and the Nook study as well. It would also be great if I could get one with some sort of app or program for writing. Thank you very much everyone!
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    Hi xvvw42809, welcome to the forum. Maybe you can have a look at our Android 4.0 Tablets, And personally, i think the hottest Ainol novo 7 Aurora with LG IPS screen will be the best choice for you. hope you'll find what you want finally! :)
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    Hi

    Glad to answer your questions.

    I think before you buy a tablet, you should have a list, write your demand, the tablet size, the functions you must need, and the function you don't care, also what is your budget for this tablets? as for the general use, i think a 7 inch one, with capacitive touch screen, with at least cortext A8 processor and at least Mail-400 GPU will be best choice for you now.

    you can ask me any questions when you pick up a tablet, will give you the professional suggestions, from brand tablet to no brand.


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    Hi, how much are you willing to spend for the tablet? Also, it would easier for us to help you if you tell us more about your requirements of the tablet.
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    Hi everyone, so basically what I want is a tablet that will work with the Nook Study program because I will mainly be using the tablet for textbook reading and such. I will use it a little for web browsing as well. As for my budget, I am going up to 250 dollars max. Thanks everyone!
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    Also I was looking at the Nook Color, the Asus Transformer, and Acer iconia Tab A500. I know that the the Asus and Acer is out of my price range, but people have been telling me these are good tablets. They have to work with Nook study though, otherwise it will be useless for college use. Thanks again everyone!!!
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    What's your budget?
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    I believe he said up to $250.
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    Currently Nook Study only works with PC or Mac, there is no Android or iOS app. So tablets that work with it are out though they do say they have plans to expanded beyond computers in the future (NOOK Study Support, Digital Textbooks, eTextbook Application - Barnes & Noble).

    The next question you need to ask yourself is if Nook Study is out, at least for now, what do you want from a tablet. If it is primarily for reading materials (though not Nook Study) then you may want to consider a smaller portable form factor like 7-8 inches. This is comfortable for reading for long periods in all sorts of positions and highly portable. If you need it primary to hand write notes or type long papers or put presentations together, you might want a 10" screen. This will allow the tablet to be a little more like a netbook when combined with a docking station or keyboard and give you a bit more surface for notes or to see your presentation details. General things like youtube, email and internet browsing will be fine on both sizes. So it comes down to what you primarily intend on using it for and how portable you need it to be.

    Personally I would look into Nook Color, Nook Tablet (if B&N does make Nook Study available on tablets these may get it first) and Vizio Vtab for current 7-8" devices which can be had for between $100-$200 if you look carefully. Maybe also the Ainol mentioned above. For a lager device I would recommend the Le Pan Tablets which can be had for about $180 (the TC970) to about $250 (Le Pan II) or even a used iPad. If you can wait until the end of the year there should be a whole new crop of ~$250 tablets with good specs to choose from.
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    ^This. The Google Nexus tablet is supposedly launching in July also priced below $200.
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    Hi J515OP, thanks for the awesome feedback. Now what question to you is, are the Ainol, Le Pan tablets any good? I tried to look online for info, but I could not find much on them.
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    The Le Pan is definitely popular and has a pleasant forum. You can get a whole lot of information here Le Pan Tablets.

    There is a little less gong on with the Ainol here Novo7 but if you search this site using the search feature, you will find many random threads with people responding what they think about it after having picked one up.
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    Hi xvvw42809, Ainol novo 7 series tablets are well-know among the market now, the Ainol novo 7 Aurora with IPS screen is one of the most popular 7 inch tablet in the market, for only $169.99 shipped, perfectly fit your budget. you can do some research about it. and hope you'll find what you want finally! Good luck! :)
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    hi there im looking for a good tabket for college..im going to college to study criminal justice in arts..my budget is 500$
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    My suggestion it to look at the Samsung Galaxy Note series and see what the Microsoft Surface tablets being released at the end of the month are like. I think having a stylus with digitizer is the key feature for a college tablet.
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    Samsung is a nice brand.You can consider it.

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