Posted on 27 November, 2013Reblogged from makemestfu
Posted on 21 November, 2013Reblogged from leilockheart
Hi. I just feel so lazy and today’s like a Friday already but no.
And I have a lot of catching up to do. So, yeah. I still don’t want to work on my school tasks.
Posted on 21 November, 2013
That awkward moment when your mom tells you to stay in the line when you’re shopping, and when you’re almost near the cashier, she’s not even back yet
and you’re all panicking like “WHERE IS SHE????!!!!!”
and when she finally comes, you’re like
Posted on 20 November, 2013Reblogged from leilockheart
Posted on 20 November, 2013Reblogged from leilockheart
Call me selfish because despite the recent disasters that have been occuring in my country, this petty thing I deal with keeps bothering me for days now.
It took a while before I realized how important a tablet is in a university setting. Let’s face it, even if I’m studying in a State university, most of the students own a tablet, from the lowest end to the very expensive ones. I remember how I drooled over the iPod Touch fourth generation, owning it months before the iPod Touch fifth generation was released. Sad, but true. The 64GB of storage is keeping me from replacing my portable Apple baby. But that small device wasn’t enough to help my academic productivity.
I am a big fan on Apple products. I may be biased but I think that Apple has the best devices in terms of productivity and quality. However, my purpose of owning a tablet is generally for education, meaning I need one that can navigate through PDF files and take good photos (since I’m a Biology major and microscope-photos are very essential). And this annotation part is making me lean more towards Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 or 10.1.
First, the size. I wasn’t impressed with iPad’s heavy and bulky build (having used my friends’ iPads very often). Camera quality isn’t much of a looker too, but its size is relatively similar to college textbooks, so it’s sort of okay. The iPad Mini definitely fits my taste, but it’s not yet the best smaller-version iPad Apple can offer. True enough, they recently launched the iPad Mini with Retina Display (Apple regains my admiration).
Second, functionality. I’ve mentioned that my owning a tablet is basically more of, for school stuff. Having a bunch of lecture slides and pirated textbooks in PDF format, printing everything is just a hassle (and a waste of paper). Charge it to experience, I bought 2 Math textbooks that I opened only once throughout the semester. They weren’t that helpful, but both money and space have been wasted. So to save me from doing such unnecessary actions, I downloaded most of the recommended books, leeched some files, and are now cramped in my Macbook. And some Laboratory exercises are stored in my iPod Touch. Note taking is now a problem. The iPod’s too small to handwrite notes on it; jotting the notes on a separate sheet of paper is a hassle - i have to indicate the page number or photo described to prevent confusion. DIGITAL ANNOTATION PLEASE. I need this. So much. The first device that popped in my head was the Galaxy Note 8.0. Perfect portable size, lightweight, S PEN HOORAY! The downside (and upside because I’m a fan of Korea) is that, it’s Samsung. I mean, it’s a really good brand, but comparing it to Apple? Um, not very sure. And its plastic build is not very impressive i terms of durability. Still, S PEN! And all these active digitiser shizz and multiwindows blabber.
iPad has apps to compete with the built-in note-taking function of Galaxy Note (thus the name, obviously). GoodNotes was very impressive, the downside is just that iPad wasn’t made for use with a stylus. Apple didn’t even offer their own stylus for the iPad (you have to buy an external stylus from other brands). No stylus ‘hub’ or whatever you call it. As in not built with a stylus, for a stylus. So handwritten annotation will be a bit of a problem.
For photos, iPad (both models) and Galaxy Note 8.0 have a 5MP camera, while the Galaxy Note 10.1’s 8MP. Better photo quality with greater megapixels.
Third, price. Both contenders basically have the same price. I’m looking at the iPad Air versus the Galaxy Note 10.1 or iPad Mini with Retina Display versus Galaxy Note 8.0. Looking at other tablets, I’m not pretty sure if they can deliver the same satisfaction. But it’s still better to have a hands-on feel and visit concept stores to experience and compare the devices (more on Galaxy Note, I’ve had enough experience of the iPad).
Fourth, availability. Both iPad Air and Mini with Retina Display aren’t available in my country yet. Both Galaxy Notes are readily available (be it authorized or smuggled). So if urgency is an issue, Samsung has an advantage.
Screens have different ratios and orientations - difficult to compare, actually. I didn’t like the huge landscape design of Galaxy Note 10.1 (I’m considering it in case it’s functionally better than iPad Air). Build, noth structurally reliable, but Aluminum impresses me more than plastic.
SO BASICALLY I HAVEN’T DECIDED. For one because i have zero cash to pay for a tablet. If I’m going to extensively use one, I might as well invest, right?
Hopefully. Someday. I’d have to earn the money to buy one, I guess.
Tagged #personal Posted on 18 November, 2013
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again. This time more intelligently."
Posted on 6 November, 2013Reblogged from psych-facts
Posted on 6 November, 2013Reblogged from sayingimages