Originally Posted by 14muddn
Between changing majors and taking semesters off for work I have been in college for 6 years. In that time I have brought my MacBook to class maybe 3 times. I prefer taking notes with paper and pen. When I brought my laptop I was always temped to check Craigslist, email, Facebook, gl4x4, etc. I could not see typing papers, making power points, or spreadsheets being ideal on a tablet.
For me it depends on the class - and it's all about discipline and ability (or inability) to multi-task.
I've taken a LOT of classes, including grad courses where the lecture was in a "lab" at OU and found the convenience factor (plus my typing speed) made it a LOT easier to type my notes.
I've also been in classes at South foundation hall where you're squeezed into an elementary school sized desk for 4 hours, with no access to power and found that hand annotating printed powerpoint lectures and white papers to be more convenient.