I was just thinking about Apple's typical back-to-school promotions like: buy a macbook get an iPod Touch free ($199 value). Could you resist the offer to buy a macbook, at the educational price $899, and get an iPad for $299? Laptop for the times when you need serious computing power and for extended typing sessions and the iPad to take to class, student union, library, etc. Also, if Apple begins to offer e-textbooks then the iPad will absolutely become the thing nearly every student will want in their hands. I was a bit underwhelmed when the iPad was announced but the more I think about how I would use it and who else could benefit from a device like this, I am now convinced this will be a HUGE hit.