So I'm going to be starting school at a place that "strongly recommends" laptops for lectures and group sessions this coming August. I've been told that the ability to add free-form text and diagrams with windows based tablets would be super useful, but I'd like to stick with a mac based solution. Has anyone tried pairing a MB or MBP with a graphire tablet to take notes in class? How well does it work for handwriting notes into powerpoint presentations, pdfs, or just generally taking notes? Can you see where your cursor is when you're using an external writing pad, or does it only appear when you press down with the pen? Also, I've already considered the Modbook and rejected it because of its price and the fact that I do need a keyboard for occasional typing sessions. I really would hate to switch back to windows just to get a tablet pc, so any insight into mac solutions would be appreciated.