I was set on a MBP since my vaio cant handle more than an hour without needing to be plugged in for college notes during class. But, now I'm without a phone and would like to purchase an iPhone 4S off contract for about 550 USD. So if possible, I'm looking for a cheaper alternative rather than a MBP for notes. I don't want a windows netbook etc. Is the iPad 2 (cant get the 3 since I need a notetaker by Jan) a good device to take notes with? Any actual note taking users out there? Isn't there office apps for iPad? What keyboard do you recommend? Can the iPad save these documents in windows office format (to open on my windows laptop)? Or should I just shell out the money for a full on MBP? Sorry for all the questions, thank you very much!