I was talking to my dad and he brought this up. You can get a keyboard, Microsoft Word, Excel, and so much more with the iPad. I think that it could be great for note taking, reading, and typing documents but I'm skeptical about not having a laptop at all. I only have 16 GB (i still have 14 left and have all my music on it and a dozen apps). You can google it and see how some colleges are offering ipads or laptops. What do you think?