I'm sure you all get these questions all too often, but here it is again. I am a freshman in college, I have a first gen. MacBook Air. I love it, but if I can sell it and get an iPad instead, I would. I have done a bit of research on the topic. I have found some concerns being that the iPad can't multitask, sync with printers, and does not always export Pages (does Pages on iPad have a word count?) docs. correctly. Are these true? I don't use CD's, so that won't be a problem. A list of things I would use it for are as follows: 1. Printing 2. Typing up docs. 3. Doing research for papers 4. Note taking (are there any good apps for this function? I use Evernote on my Air) Please let me know if I am wrong about anything I have listed. I want to look at this in an unbiased way.