With all the technology available, I've been thinking of getting a tablet for doing all my mathematical calculations, taking notes in class. Obviously there is a bunch of options of tablets in the market, and so, it would be nice to hear what people are using. I tried google and I found some threads, even stackexchange threads. But all of these are kind of old (so much happens in 1 year in the technology). So math.stackexchange contains a lot of people who might be able to come up with some good answers/recommendations. But on the other hand, it is not (formally) a mathematical question. Would it be acceptable to ask such question? (I believe no), and if not. What is the best way to reach the crowd from math.stackexchange, from another forum?

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    $\begingroup$ meta.stackexchange.com/questions/14470/… $\endgroup$
    – user223391
    Oct 11, 2017 at 2:51
  • $\begingroup$ You mentioned that you find some questions, but I will still add this link for benefit of others: Tablet for reading textbooks and writing math by hand? It is 5 years old, at that time questions of this type were better received. (Now it is closed as off-topic. The site has evolved.) $\endgroup$ Oct 11, 2017 at 3:27
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps you should post to a math related newsgroup like sci.math or on one of the discussion-style math forums (not Math.SE). $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Oct 13, 2017 at 16:30

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But all of these are kind of old (so much happens in 1 year in the technology)

That in itself is a reason for this type of question not being a good fit for the StackExchange model. This kind of question, where answers have short validity but the community of a StackExchange site would be a good group to ask, should be asked instead in chat.


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