I'll be entering college for the first time this fall and I noticed that 2 of the 3 classes I'm taking have digital text books and online resources to supplement the lecture. Right now all I have is this desktop, so I'm really interested in picking up a ($500) laptop or an iPad for "on the go" study sessions. I'm definitely leaning toward the iPad -- the note taking apps look really good, the reading experience looks far superior, 3x the battery life, and its much more compact and mobile. Typing could be a pain, but there are some keyboard cases that could remedy that. However, I'm still not comfortable buying an iPad. I'm worried that none of this is actually true and using one isn't as amazing as it seems. Anyone care to offer an opinion? Thanks!