I know I've seen these threads on here and now that I need them, I can't find them. My brother is looking to buy a laptop for his daughter for school. She is going into 8th grade I believe come this fall. For an 8th grader heck a freshman in HS for that matter, could one use an iPad instead of a laptop? I can't find the threads but I know that many here now use an iPad instead of a laptop. If he were to ask, you could do the following from an iPad: Print take class notes/stylus word doc/spreadsheet - write reports transfer docs from PC to ipad anything else I'm missing here?