I've had my macbook for about 5 years now and it's just about through. I have one more year in college and I'm debating between another laptop and an iPad. I've seen several students use iPads for note-taking in class and I love how easy it would be to carry everywhere (I currently take ALL of my notes on my laptop, so I have to lug it around everywhere I go), but I'm not sure how easy note-taking would be considering how small the iPad is. I see myself getting more use out of an iPad after graduation, but can't imagine using it to write 10 page papers for the next year. Any advice?