Tablets & the Ability to Handwrite
I am amazed how even though technology in mobile devices is moving so fast nowadays, it still lags behind in a couple areas. Such areas include:
- Handwriting: In addition to using the touch screen options that we always use, one would also use a stylus for notetaking for meetings, events or in school as a student. Of course there are options such as the Galaxy Note 8, Note 10.1, Note 12.2 and even smartphones such as Note 2 and Note 3. Yet it would be even nicer to have this capability for the Tab S 8.4 or the iPad Mini.
- Ability to connect to a projector: It would be nice to have a standardized option for tablets, TVs and projectors to easily connect and project for teaching and meetings etc. Of course Chromecast is coming close, but not quite there yet.
- Thin bezel: No one wants to see a bunch of plastic on their tablet. It would be nice to have them thinner. They are getting there like in the case of the Tab S 8.4.
Until recently, since Samsung did not come out with an updated version of Galaxy Note 8, I decided to give a try to the Note 10.1. I initially was not really wanting a bigger tablet as the 8″ was perfect to even fit in a pocket. However, with the Galaxy Note 10.1, I am finding that it great for multitasking i.e. having two apps open at the same time on the screen. And this is due to its high resolution. So at this point and time, this is the tablet that I recommend.
One might say, what about the iPad Mini and latest versions of iPad. I have tried the Mini and while it is a nice little device with a pretty cool design, it lacks the handwriting capability.