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I have been looking at the Sharp Memo pad that I would have to import or buy from amazon.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHARP-Ele...1c5a60317e

Its 100ish dollars. Is there anything better for a little more money? I was looking at older samsung notes but not sure how well those would work for dedicated note taking.

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for taking notes I would get one with a keyboard
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If you don't have to actually write your notes you could use your smart phone by training it to recognize your voice, ala Siri or Alexa.
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for taking notes I would get one with a keyboard
I can't use a keyboard because it does not have the symbols I need for math.

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If you don't have to actually write your notes you could use your smart phone by training it to recognize your voice, ala Siri or Alexa.
No, I need to write my notes and home work. I also need digital copies its for an online math class.
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I can't use a keyboard because it does not have the symbols I need for math.


No, I need to write my notes and home work. I also need digital copies its for an online math class.
Have you tried using LaTeX? I dabbled with it back in the day and once you learn it, it is extremely useful for math.

If you end up getting any electronic memo, please post your quick review, looks very interesting.
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Have you tried using LaTeX? I dabbled with it back in the day and once you learn it, it is extremely useful for math.

If you end up getting any electronic memo, please post your quick review, looks very interesting.
Those sharp memo pads are really good and cheap in japan. Not sure why they have not released them in the US yet. They have zero input lag and can store thousands of pages. Battery life is 30 days on them
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You may have thrown me by specifically saying Wacom, I don't think that example tablet you have there is a Wacom tablet.

If you absolutely need something that handles high accuracy and pressure levels then you are going to have issues finding it at a low price.

The Surface Pro (and Surface 3) line does that with either Wacom or N-trig. If you don't want to pay that or need that level of perfection then a regular stylus will do well enough on an android. I did this and while my writing was sloppy it worked.

One thing you may want is a tablet with palm rejection. It is very hard to write without any of your hand touching the screen. The Surface tablets do this, even the crappy Surface 1+2 RT's had this ability. It appears that the Sharp you are looking at can do this.

The more I read about that Sharp, the more interesting it looks. At $109 with prime at amazon it isn't a bad price. It only does notes, but seems to do that well. Without getting a cheap android I don't think you are going to get better than that in any close price range.

Have you looked at the Boogy Board as well? Not much different, but at least it is in English.
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Those sharp memo pads are really good and cheap in japan. Not sure why they have not released them in the US yet. They have zero input lag and can store thousands of pages. Battery life is 30 days on them
I think I found my dream device, the Sony DPTS1. Although until it hits $200 it's wayyy too rich for my blood.

I'll keep researching the sharp memo pads, I'm intrigued.
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I think I found my dream device, the Sony DPTS1. Although until it hits $200 it's wayyy too rich for my blood.

I'll keep researching the sharp memo pads, I'm intrigued.
This is like the only good english review on it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KEG3zxLDwg
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You may have thrown me by specifically saying Wacom, I don't think that example tablet you have there is a Wacom tablet.

If you absolutely need something that handles high accuracy and pressure levels then you are going to have issues finding it at a low price.

The Surface Pro (and Surface 3) line does that with either Wacom or N-trig. If you don't want to pay that or need that level of perfection then a regular stylus will do well enough on an android. I did this and while my writing was sloppy it worked.

One thing you may want is a tablet with palm rejection. It is very hard to write without any of your hand touching the screen. The Surface tablets do this, even the crappy Surface 1+2 RT's had this ability. It appears that the Sharp you are looking at can do this.

The more I read about that Sharp, the more interesting it looks. At $109 with prime at amazon it isn't a bad price. It only does notes, but seems to do that well. Without getting a cheap android I don't think you are going to get better than that in any close price range.

Have you looked at the Boogy Board as well? Not much different, but at least it is in English.
I thought the sharp had wacom but it does not. It is pressure sensitive tho so I don't need wacom just something that is pressure sensitive
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For writing you don't generally need the pressure and tilt sensitivity found on a wacom digitizer.

I think a bigger part of what you need is actually software. Consider functionality in one note, word, and windows for example: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/26...d-onenote/
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-U...-equations
and third part tools like this: http://www.dessci.com/en/products/MathType/
http://www.livemath.com/
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