{Disarmed} How to optimize note taking in class: buying guide for handwriting devices and having your notes in digital

How to optimize note taking in class: buying guide for handwriting devices and having your notes in digital

Although writing directly on the laptop allows you to have your notes clean, organized and ready for infinite modification, most of us continue to bet on the method of a lifetime: the classic paper and pen. However, you can have the best of both worlds with devices that allow you to continue writing by hand with the advantages of digital . In this buying guide you will find some of the most interesting.

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A tablet with a stylus

If you have an iPad from the current catalog , it is as simple as getting an Apple Pencil ( 125 euros ) or a high-quality and more affordable compatible accessory such as the Logitech Crayon ( 59 euros ), but if you are going to buy an Android tablet in general , look for a model compatible with a pen . Be careful because there are even with the included pencil or, with the option to buy it all together in a pack and save some money.

The good thing about the tablet is its versatility : you can take notes and follow online classes in video calls, but also surf the internet, watch videos, play games (depending on your hardware) and, in general, download apps to your liking.

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Huawei MatePad New Edition

Huawei Matepad New

The Huawei MatePad New Edition is an excellent candidate in terms of performance thanks to its almost borderless design, USB-C and SD slot for connecting cards and other peripherals, 10.4 "screen and four speakers for a good audiovisual experience. The best thing is that despite being a very new model, it is quite affordable ( 169 euros with coupon A30MPNE64 ) and you can buy the mouse separately ( 99 euros ). The not so good thing is that it lacks Google services, so you will have to throw away of the browser to access, for example, Google docs.

HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 New Edition - 10.4 "Tablet with FullHD Screen (WiFi 6, 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM, EMUI 10.0, Huawei Mobile Services)

HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 New Edition - 10.4 "Tablet with FullHD Screen (WiFi 6, 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM, EMUI 10.0, Huawei Mobile Services)

PVP in Huawei (only tablet with coupon) € 199 RRP on Amazon € 279.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Last year but super interesting for tight budgets and this scenario of use, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite ( 289 euros ) includes the S-Pen, in addition to a comfortable 10.4 "screen and beware, the possibility of buying the version LTE to pull the internet wherever you are.

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - 10.4 \ "Tablet (WiFi, Exynos 9611 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Android 10) - Color Blue [Spanish Version]

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - 10.4 \ "Tablet (WiFi, Exynos 9611 Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage, Android 10) - Color Blue [Spanish Version]

RRP on Amazon € 289.99 Price at MediaMarkt € 295 Price at El Corte Inglés € 299 Price at Samsung € 348

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro

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We made the leap to a premium tablet like the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro ( 499 euros with keyboard and stylus) that you can buy with a keyboard and stylus to maximize its functionality. Shines for the quality and size of its screen in this price range, the muscle of its hardware, card slot and USB-C for peripherals and LTE option. Don't neglect the sound either, with four JBL speakers that support Dolby Atmos.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro - 11.5 "WQXGA Tablet (Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB expandable up to 1 TB, Android 10, WiFi + Bluetooth 5.0), Pen and Keyboard Pack, Gray

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro - 11.5 "WQXGA Tablet (Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB expandable up to 1 TB, Android 10, WiFi + Bluetooth 5.0), Pen and Keyboard Pack, Gray

RRP on Amazon € 499.00 RRP in MediaMarkt € 499

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

S7

If you are looking for a powerful tablet that allows you to play games, watch videos with decent quality, play games and even basic office automation and the icing on the cake is taking notes, then have the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 ( 555 euros ) on your radar because Although the keyboard cover will have to be purchased separately, it comes with the S-Pen. Its technical sheet is the best you will find: 11 "panel with QHD quality, the muscle of Snapdragon 865+, good storage space ... globally an option to take to class very interesting, although for its price you can buy a laptop.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 - 11 "Tablet with QHD screen (Wi-Fi, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, upgradeable Android 10) - Color Black [Spanish version]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 - 11 "Tablet with QHD screen (Wi-Fi, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, upgradeable Android 10) - Color Black [Spanish version]

Today on Amazon for € 555.00 PVP at Samsung € 575 PVP at MediaMarkt € 555

Smart notebooks

A less known but very interesting option, and one that is also more affordable (in general) than a tablet is a smart notebook. Although it is also true that we lose versatility in order to gain an experience very close to handwriting .

Before buying a smart notebook, take a look at what the app they use to manage digital content is like and what functions it offers (be careful because sometimes there are payment options), how it approaches real writing in terms of agility and stroke , its size and whether it is reusable or not.

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Rocketbook

Rocket

A very attractive option to approach this low-cost version of scanning experience is the Rocketbook ( 37 euros ), a notebook available in various sizes, it has 32 pages that you can use and erase with a damp cloth and the advantage of using a Pilot FriXion as a pen, which you can buy as many times as you want at any bookstore. When you're done writing, scan from the app and upload to the cloud to keep them organized.

Rocketbook Smart Digital Core Diary Reusable Notebook - Letter A4 Size Gray

Rocketbook Smart Digital Core Diary Reusable Notebook - Letter A4 Size Gray

RRP on Amazon € 39.99

Moleskine Smart Writing Set

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Moleskine is the watchword of sober and quality notebooks and its Smart Writing Set ( 124 euros ) includes a notebook, Ellipse pen and instructions for installing its application.

Its strong point is the completeness and intuitiveness of the app, in terms of handling and options, as well as the experience of the pen once calibrated. The downside is that it is not reusable, so you will have to buy spare parts ( 15 euros ), which makes a device that is not already affordable but offers a great experience.

Moleskine SWSA, Smart Writing Set, One Size, Multicolor

Moleskine SWSA, Smart Writing Set, One Size, Multicolor

RRP on Amazon € 124.00

Royole RoWrite 2

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If you are looking for a complete model, that works well and of quality , the Royole Write 2 ( 150 euros ) is a good candidate. With a premium design with synthetic leather, it includes a pack of 40 sheets that you can renew. An advantage over the more affordable models is that this digital notebook transcribes what you scribble in real time.

RoWrite 2 Connected Notepad

RoWrite 2 Connected Notepad

Today on Amazon for € 150.34

Wacom Bamboo Folio

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A benchmark in the digitizing tablet industry, the Bamboo Folio is a high-quality smart notebook available in various formats. Among its advantages, the possibility of being able to write on any paper as long as you use the pen that comes with it and how easy to handle and complete its application is.

Wacom Bamboo Folio - Smart Digital Notebook with Document Sleeve, Gray, Bamboo Folio A4

Wacom Bamboo Folio - Smart Digital Notebook with Document Sleeve, Gray, Bamboo Folio A4

PVP at FNAC € 236 Today on Amazon for € 253.07
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Smart pen

Smart pens have the advantage of working on any paper (in general) where, in addition to writing text in the old fashion, they will capture our doodles to transfer them to digital with an experience practically equal to that of a "dumb" pen.

The essence is the same: convert your manuscripts into texts that you can edit on your computer and synchronize with other office or cloud applications.

Livescribe Aegir Dolphin

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With a design that is quite reminiscent of a classic pen, the Livescribe Aegir Dolphin ( 98 euros ) has two useful functions to optimize the taking of notes : to store what you write per se to be able to dump up to 1,200 pages in the app with synchronization in the cloud and the function of recording audio with the application. An extra that will come in handy is to search the text

Livescribe Aegir Dolphin - Smart Pen, Purple

Livescribe Aegir Dolphin - Smart Pen, Purple

Today on Amazon for € 98.87

Scanmarker Air

Scan

The Scanmarker Air ( 124 euros with coupon ) is not as such a pen, but a "smart highlighter" that allows you to scan your notes on the fly and transfer them to common programs such as Microsoft Word, so that you can edit them later. It is also compatible not only with desktop operating systems, but also with iOS and Android. With integrated battery and Bluetooth connectivity

Scanmarker Air Pen - Digital OCR Highlight and Reader - Wireless (Mac Win iOS Android) (Black)

Scanmarker Air Pen - Digital OCR Highlight and Reader - Wireless (Mac Win iOS Android) (Black)

Today on Amazon for € 139.00

Moleskine Smart Pen Ellipse

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The downside of this Smart Pen Ellipse smart pen ( 129 euros ) is that it only fulfills its function of smart when you write in Moleskine notebooks and well, it is true that its quality and design are superlative, but it is also a considerable investment if you are going to use them for take the notes of your entire career (the note cart that I treasure of mine so testify).

In any case, the Moleskine Notes app is very complete and well cared for, being able to use it on iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices.

Remarkable 2

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The Remarkable 2 is a curious and original device, a kind of "son" of a tablet and an electronic book .

And it is that it has a 10.3 "single color electronic ink screen, which gives a plus in terms of viewing experience , where we can write. But unlike a tablet, we will not be able to perform other tasks other than writing. draw or read.

With a format that is quite reminiscent of a packet of folios, its design seeks simplicity, providing great sensations in the use and results of its tools, templates and layered work . The proposal completes its two weeks of autonomy. It is not a cheap device, but in this use scenario it offers high performance

reMarkable 2

reMarkable 2

RRP in reMarkable € 399

Digitizer tablets

They are an ideal accessory for creative careers thanks to the precision and naturalness that these devices offer: in illustration, 3D animation, photographic retouching, drawings ... but they are also used to digitize notes, although if you opt for one, it is fundamentally for the other tasks.

When choosing a digitizing tablet, consider the size of its work surface (if you have a large screen, better an L model for a more realistic correspondence), the motion resolution, the input lag and the functions offered by the touch pen. for creative work, primarily pressure levels, tilt sensitivity, and calibration options.

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HUION 1060 Plus

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The HUION 1060 Plus ( 50 euros ) is an entry-level digitizing tablet with a quite nice size for its price (10 x 6.25 inches) and a pencil that offers good performance for this type of task thanks to its 8192 levels pressure, quick functions and programmable keys. Compatible with Microsoft office suite

HUION New 1060 PLUS Graphics Tablet with 8192 Pen Pressure

HUION New 1060 PLUS Graphics Tablet with 8192 Pen Pressure

RRP on Amazon € 57.46

Ugee M708

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Another basic model that can be used for creative tasks and taking notes is the Ugee M708 ( 57 euros with coupon). With a work surface of 10 x 6 inches and also a pencil with 8,192 levels of pressure, it has eight customizable buttons and is very intuitive to use.

Ugee M708 Tavoletta Graphic, 10 x 6 Inch Active Area Graphic Tablet with 8 Hotkeys, 8192 Levels of Pressure Sensitivity Pen for Windows 10/8/7 Mac OS Artist, Case, Hobbyists

Ugee M708 Tavoletta Graphic, 10 x 6 Inch Active Area Graphic Tablet with 8 Hotkeys, 8192 Levels of Pressure Sensitivity Pen for Windows 10/8/7 Mac OS Artist, Case, Hobbyists

RRP on Amazon € 66.99

Wacom Intuos M

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If you are pursuing a creative career, then the Wacom Intuos M ( $ 183 ) is a reliable digitizing tablet compatible with leading editing software, offering good performance and ease of use. It shines in that creative scenario but it will also help you when you have to take notes.

Wacom Intuos M - Bluetooth Graphics Tablet for painting, drawing and editing photos with 3 creative software included for download, Windows & Mac, optimal for home office and e-learning, pistachio

Wacom Intuos M - Bluetooth Graphics Tablet for painting, drawing and editing photos with 3 creative software included for download, Windows & Mac, optimal for home office and e-learning, pistachio

RRP on Amazon € 148.76 Price at FNAC € 183 Price at El Corte Inglés € 199 Price at Macníficos € 159
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