Hi all, I will be starting college this fall at the University of Houston. My parents want to help me out with some sort of computer for college and we are having trouble deciding between a laptop or iPad 2. I have a desktop computer at home that dual boots Mac OS X 10.6.7 and Windows 7 Home Premium and each OS has Microsoft Office. I am thinking that I will be able to go to lectures, take notes with an iPad 2 and wireless Bluetooth keyboard but then come home and work on projects/essays/presentations. If need be, I could use iWork or QuickOffice Pro HD to start assignments and then finish them at home. The only problem is that it may be difficult when trying to study with friends and they all have Microsoft Office and I don't. If anyone has any experience with this, I'd like to know how it went. I've been doing some research and I've read many articles saying that the iPad doesn't have a proper word processor and things like that, but the articles are from when the original iPad came out. Has the OS been upgraded enough to the point where it could be used as a functional device for college classes? Just to summarize, I want to buy an iPad and the main purpose of this device would be for taking notes in lectures, then come home and work on assignments on my desktop computer. Is this a plausible scenario?