I currently have the nexus 7 2012 and I love it. However, I feel I need a bigger tablet for doing work etc. I am a first year biology PhD student and I would love to be able to go totally paper free and download and annotate all my papers etc on a touch screen. My demands for a tablet aren't huge, apart from playing The Simpsons Tapped Out I am not a big gamer. I watch video and play music from my tablet and my main use is just browsing online and taking notes at work. I've had a look around, the nexus 10 appeals to me but its getting a little old now and so I would rather pay more to get a more future proof tablet. I'm planning on using it for the next 2-3 years. My price range is up to 500 but obviously cheaper is better. I'm also intrigued by the Samsung range with the stylus. What are people views on the usability of the stylus? Should I buy the new Samsung Galaxy note pro 12.2? Is it worth the extra money over one of the older 10.1 models? I'm also fairly happy to wait a few months if there is something on the horizon worth waiting for, I just really want to make sure that I'm buying something future-proof.
My laptop is also coming the end of its life and since I have a PC at work I am not going to replace it, so this tablet needs to be a replacement laptop.
Any thoughts, advice, tips would be greatly appreciated.