After a long absence in school, I’ve decided to go to college. It is 100% online and in fall 2019 they are opening up to fully digital textbooks via Cengage. I already have a Mac mini at home. I am going to install parallels with windows 10. Since Microcenter is having a good sale on the new iPad Pros, I was going to grab a 12.9”. My use case is as such: -Access to the school LMS. There is an iOS app for this as well. This will also be my access for text books when that’s enacted. -I will need to run Microsoft Office, including Access for a semester. I will have office 2016 free from school, that doesn’t include Access, but am willing to pay for office 365 which will give me Access and Office on iOS, if I am reading correctly. -I would like to be able to keep notes with the iPad via pencil, keyboard or both so everything is in one place. The price point would be near if not exceed a MBA when all is said and done. I like the thought of being to have a dedicated device just for textbooks and even can use to extend my Mac’s monitor if I want. Is there a better option for me than this? I’m open to other products, but I’m heavily invested in Apple’s ecosystem and loathe the thought, but am not closed to the possibility, of having a Windows machine I won’t likely use after school is over.