I used a tablet PC in the work environment for about one year and as a grad student for about 2.5 years. It’s worked great! I would recommend a tablet for tech savvy students. However, in the work environment, it is not much of an improvement over pen and paper. I’m back to using my journal/logbook at work because for one BIG reason: durability.
The note taking capability of OneNote is excellent and would work [u]very[/u] well with the M-T system. My favorite feature of OneNote how notes are organized into Tabs and expanding “pages”. It’s very natural to have one “page” per meeting/discussion and all your “pages” grouped under tabs by topic (e.g., DR, project, etc.). I almost [u]never[/u] used the writing to text feature, because the “Text Search” function searches through my handwriting…as bad as it is.
The biggest drawback, by far, is durability. If I drop my logbook on the floor, I’m not worried about it breaking. While I never dropped a tablet, a year of meetings and going back and forth from home quickly adds up. At the time I was averaging about 20-30 meetings per week. Eventually after about a year of use, my work tablet (Motion LE1600) developed a crack in the casing and became unstable. My personal tablet (Gateway M275) lasted a bit longer. It made through slightly over 3 years of MBA classes and home use before the system board cracked.
In the end, I’m glad I had the tablet for school; I have some great reference notes. I do miss some of the features of having a functioning tablet at work, but I don’t think it’s worth the cost of replacing ever 1-2 years.