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The Best Tablets For College Students – Our Most Recommended Tablets For Taking Notes

12 thoughts on “The Best Tablets For College Students – Our Most Recommended Tablets For Taking Notes”

  1. Jaden says:

    Hello, I am a second year university student, looking mainly for compatibility and long battery life. I am currently using a laptop which is perfect in every aspect except for its short battery life and heavy weight. It bothers me to look for a plug every time I visit a cafe or a library.
    Basically all I am looking for is a not too small but light tablet with a long battery life that will be ideal for reading, document work and watching online lectures. I am not planning on using it for any games or entertainment purposes. What would be your best suggestion, considering that my budgets anywhere less than $500, idealy.

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Jaden,
      I think for the requirements you mentioned, an iPad would be a great choice. Apple recently launched iPad 2018 which is specifically designed with students in mind. It now adds support to Apple Pencil with which you can take notes in class very easily. And, as far as battery life is concerned, no tablet can ever beat an iPad with the massive 10 hours of screen-on-time on a single charge. Moreover, the 9.7-inch Retina display on the front is super bright and sharp to read.

      It isn’t available on Amazon as of now but you can order it right now for $329 (Wi-Fi,32GB) on Apple’s website.

  2. Jessica says:

    I’m very interested in the Amazon Fire HD 10 but I’m concerned that you can only get apps from amazon. Does this mean I won’t be able to get Microsoft word and other apps for school that I use daily. I know these apps are in the Google play store but not in the Amazon store.

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Jessica,
      The Fire HD 10 won’t support MS Office and sadly there are no alternatives available for Fire OS to open your Word documents or Excel sheets. However there is a way to install Play Store on Fire tablets by doing some scripting which we won’t recommend.

  3. Mineth says:

    I wanna tab with a large screen but with a low buget…what’s the best gonna be for me????

    1. Mike says:

      Regardless of your requirements (since you didn’t mention it), Fire HD 10 is the tablet I would recommend to someone on a low-budget. It has all the features one would expect from a 10-inch tablet, a good Full HD display, Dolby stereo speakers, long-lasting battery and a Quad-Core processor. The Fire HD 10 is an ideal tablet for streaming contents online, browsing the web and reading. The tablet doesn’t come with a keyboard like other tablets in this list however you can get a compatible Bluetooth keyboard to hook up with the tablet if you type a lot.

  4. Brianna says:

    I’m taking a 3 year Computer Security and Investigations program in September 2018.
    I have an Alienware computer at home, would I be ok to just purchase a tablet for school? I was thinking the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Brianna,
      The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of the best mixtures of portability and performance out there and I would really recommend it to the students looking for something capable. I personally have used the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for my work and all I can say is everything is on point from performance to battery life.

      However, it seems like your usage will be from medium to high as you mentioned you want it for Computer Security & Investigations program, so the one with either Intel i5 or i7 is advisable.

  5. Erika says:

    As a graduate student and junior qa engineer, I’m thinking of switching from Dell to Apple MacBook Air. Rather good in ‘best for portability’ category. I really need some advice

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Erika,
      You can check our site Laptop Under Budget to get all your laptops queries solved. We have a dedicated buying guide at Laptop Under Budget for laptops for college students which will definitely give answers to all your questions. Moreover, you can also get Expert Advice from our Experts at Laptop Under Budget to get laptops suggestions as per your requirements and budget. 🙂

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