I've taken notes in 3 of my classes and although it's doable, it's definitely not as easy as a laptop and I don't think it ever will even come close. I could get a dock with keyboard, but that's another $70 or so I have to spend on it and with the bulk and weight it will add to my backpack, makes me wonder if I should just use my laptop instead. I'm really having a hard time finding a use for my iPad that I can't do on a laptop or my iPhone..any suggestions? I hate returning stuff (esp. with a restocking fee) and I do plan on keeping it or possibly giving it away as a gift in the future, but would love to be able to find a legitimate use for it! Maybe apps in the future will be offering something completely game changing? Something that I want/need and cannot do on my iPhone or laptop? Seems a bit doubtful, but then again, I am a bit of a pessimistic person, lol Thanks for any help, guys!