Tablets: Cheap, Cheaper & Cheapest

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t.alex
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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
t.alex   1/21/2013 8:38:28 PM
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Susan, 

 

You have a point of paper and pens disappearing in the future. I notice many kids nowadays are playing with games on tablets. They do colouring of objects on tablets instead of on real paper. And by the time they are in primary school, they are already competent in using smart devices and computers.  

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Jacob   1/21/2013 1:40:48 AM
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Nicole, you are right, most of the companies are offering low cost tablets starting from $99. If companies are slashing the tablets prices like this at one point of time there may be chances that tablets are cheaper than smartphones.

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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
mfbertozzi   1/21/2013 12:24:05 AM
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@t.alex: according to other posts, I am with you; maybe tablet is good for professionals which are impacted by mobilities needs and so on; students usually uses CPUs at home, schools, biblio and mobilities needs are quite limited. We could compare them to nomadic users, instead of mobile users.

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tirlapur   1/20/2013 9:57:43 PM
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So, in short, there will not be paper, pens, pencils, but only digital paper and digital pens. This is not science fiction, it's already happening in some parts of the world.

@Susan, yes the trend has already started. I dont deny it. I am just worried if its good for the kids to totally depend on technology.

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tirlapur   1/20/2013 9:52:40 PM
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With a laptop, they can do whatever a tablet can do and more than that - their assignments as well. With a tablet, the functionality is limited somehow.

@t.alex, you are right. Laptop is more useful to the students compared to tablet. Computational power of laptop is far more compared to tablet. Morover the size the of laptop has reduced drastically and is very easy to carry just like a tablet.


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t.alex   1/20/2013 8:59:26 PM
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For students, would it be better if the government subsidize laptops instead of tablets? 

With a laptop, they can do whatever a tablet can do and more than that - their assignments as well. With a tablet, the functionality is limited somehow. 

 

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Susan Fourtané   1/20/2013 4:56:57 AM
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tirlapur, 

"I hope students will not discard using paper/pen just because they have accessibility to latest technology."

I am sorry I will disappoint you on your hope of future generations learning/having the same writing skills you learned, and using paper and pen. They simply won't. 

The fact is that we are already on the path toward a paperless world. If there will be no paper, there will be no pens. Therefore, it will not be a matter of choice, but rather a matter of using/adapting to the new ways of expression and communication. The future generations will not write on paper, as there will not be any paper on where to write. 

So, in short, there will not be paper, pens, pencils, but only digital paper and digital pens. This is not science fiction, it's already happening in some parts of the world.  

-Susan 

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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
tirlapur   1/20/2013 3:50:20 AM
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As for forgetting writing skills, there will be a point in the future that writing skills as we know them won't be needed anymore.

@Susan, may be you are right writing will become obselete someday and that is what my concern is. Althought I am avid computer user I still prefer solving, analysing things using paper and pen because it provides me more flexibility. I hope students will not discard using paper/pen just because they have accessibility to latest technology.

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Susan Fourtané   1/20/2013 3:49:11 AM
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tirlapur, 

Yes, the digital pens you can use today have no point of comparison with the older ones. Technology has improved also in the digital pen world. :) Just go to an electronics shop, and try one. You will notice the difference. 

-Susan 

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Re: Student community is a good market for tablets/phablets
tirlapur   1/20/2013 3:45:16 AM
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Have you tried them to see how you feel using them?

@Susan, yes I have used digital pens long back but I didn't feel comfortable using them hence I stopped using them. May be I guess latest digital pens offer more resolution and clarity compared to earlier digital pens.

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