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Best tablet for student? Little help please!


Looking for a tablet for my son's Christmas present. He is a Sophomore in high school. Wife has I-pad and it doesn't seem funtional for anything a student would need. Is the Surface Pro or Galaxy better because of USB access or other reasons.






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elprez00
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Wife has I-pad and it doesn't seem funtional for anything a student would need.

Why not? The education industry has a ton, I mean TON of IOS apps. Its a huge selling poiunt and the reason a lot of schools are choosing them. My brothers students all had iPads; their text books, homework, etc was all done via apps.

If you arent getting an iPad, I'd go with the Surface. Office. One of my coworkers has one, and its basically a laptop. Cool device, full Office, can run full programs.



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Windows Surface Pro 2 is by far the most functional tablet

It runs the full Windows OS



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tiger7166
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Why not? The education industry has a ton, I mean TON of IOS apps. Its a huge selling poiunt and the reason a lot of schools are choosing them. My brothers students all had iPads; their text books, homework, etc was all done via apps.

If you arent getting an iPad, I'd go with the Surface. Office. One of my coworkers has one, and its basically a laptop. Cool device, full Office, can run full programs.

Can they( I-pad) be used for reports and papers? How do they get printed? I haven't messed with it enough to try either of these funtions.






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How do they get printed


Just have your son get his teachers email and send it that way.. It's a paperless world we are living in today..






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Surface if you want a tablet. If not tablets, look at Chromebooks.





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for a student, I'd go with the Surface.

Although I love the Galaxy Tabs (I have a Note 8.0), I consider those for more of an organizational tool and media consumption, not so much for productivity.






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ram03reg
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Maybe you should ask what he prefers. I can assure you he knows more about this than you.

If you want to get him something he will like and use...ask what he wants. Surprises are great but wouldn't you rather get him something he really wants?



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Can they( I-pad) be used for reports and papers? How do they get printed? I haven't messed with it enough to try either of these funtions.

I use my iPad for work a ton. Have a bluetooth keyboard, set up and type emails, etc. Have a note taking app that I can type on, as well as write on with a stylus, draw, insert photos, etc. Automatically converts notes to pdf for emailing.

A bunch of textbooks are available through schools via iBooks as well. You should inquire about it. Finally, iWork (Apples version of Office) is free with any new tablet purchase. They are great apps.

We have a wireless printer at work that I can print directly from my iPhone to. Pretty sure its compatible with any wireless printer.

Once again, I'm not trying to be an Apple Fanboy. The Surface is a great device. Full keyboard, and it will run a bunch of programs. Our estimator has his On Screen Takeoff software on it and it runs it pretty well.






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