iPad and Textbooks

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  1. StevenShort macrumors newbie

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    Alright... This is bound to come up at some point, but I need a reason to justify buying an iPad now!! So, Textbooks?? Have any of the major textbook publishing companies signed a deal with Apple? I am in college and will be for six more years. I am quite certain I will develop a hunch by the time I graduate. If only someone would create a device that could store them all in say a one and and a half pound package. Oh wait... The iPad! What it boils down to is this. I want to use the iPad for school; note taking, lecture recording, and something to use while my computer is busy with CAD business. The deal breaker here though is whether or not I will be able to buy most of my books and have them on the iPad. That way all I have to carry in my backpack is this sweet little beauty! Also, what would the price point be for said textbooks? Will they set their own price like they do with regular paper textbooks? Sorry for rambling, I just need help making my decision and not regretting it later. Thanks for you help!!

    Steven
     
  2. lotusindigo macrumors regular

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  4. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    I used CourseSmart on my MBP last semester. Thank God I got my book on my comp. We had open book tests, so all I had to do was type the word and it highlighted everything i typed. (think cmd F).
    CorseSmart is only for the iPhone right now, but I saw a like before and it looks like they will update it. I'd hold off a bit for the iPad.
    I do want an iPad to be a all in one textbook and pencil and paper, but right now, it doesn't currently have either.
     
  5. lotusindigo macrumors regular

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    Very nice. 50% off the printed textbook price is a pretty discount.
     
  6. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    this is the most important aspect of the ipad for me. any more info?
     
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  8. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    yea this part totally blows, but I guess you could print off all the pages.


    There have been plenty of threads about textbooks on the iPad already.

    Oh, I know... I've read them all. I'm talking about NEW information.
     
  9. cmgerber macrumors member

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    Does anyone know when textbooks are going to become available in the iBookstore? And also if the prices will be 50% off like coursesmart.
     
  10. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    At least 6-12 months.
     
  11. cmgerber macrumors member

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    Wow that is a lot longer than i thought it would take.
     
  12. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Reading textbooks is one of the main reasons I bought an iPad, for now coursesmart app is available and I have several classes that require textbooks that can be used with this app.
     
  13. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I have two textbooks on my iPad in PDF form (had to work a bit to get them on there) and open them with Goodreader.
     
  14. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Care to elaborate?
     

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