I'll be completely honest when the ipad first came out, to me it seemed like another unnecessary gadget for people to waste money on. However, after playing with them at the store, they've grown on me a tiny bit. I'm a mechanical engineering student going into my junior year. I have an absurd amount to huge textbooks and 3- 5 subject notebooks for each class, which is a huge pain in the ass to lug around. Now for my question, how would a ipad work out for me as a student? I could get all of the e-text books and have instant access to them on the ipad. Have access to the lecture notes in class either by going online or saving them as pdf files. The most important feature would be my ability to take notes on it. I would be using a stylus, since my notes generally aren't text, instead either diagrams or equations. How efficient would this be, since these things are relatively expensive?