I use a laptop to type my thoughts in OneNote. I prefer it over a physical notebook because of:
- The ability to quickly copy or transfer the notes via clipboard, where it is easy to look and think on related thoughts. This provides flexibility, which is essential.
- The uniformity of typewritten text, which makes it clear and easy to read
- The ability to search typed text
However, there are also several disadvantages, such as the following:
- Laptops have limited battery life, unlike physical notebooks.
- Laptops have a significant startup time, unlike a book, which can be instantaneously used.
- All laptops are general purpose, and have functions other than inputting thoughts. This would seem to increase both upfront and ongoing (maintenance) costs.
- Even if I am using laptop, for typing, other programs seem to be using its resources.
Are there devices similar to Microsoft Surface, with stylus, meant only for thinking and not for any other purpose, to reduce the device cost and increase durability, similar to the focus of e-readers on reading?
I don't have experience with Chromebooks, don't seem to have Microsoft Office available. If a device with offline versions of note-taking software, like OneNote, meant only for note taking is produced, it may become very popular.
Modern laptops might be powerful to eliminate problems, but if a device meant for only writing thoughts is produced, this might get even more powerful. Is there such a device now, or is it to be produced?