I'm a school student and English essays are becoming more frequent. I have a brain disorder where the right half of my brain isn't as powerful as my left half, and as a result my left half is above average (which includes grammar and English). I was diagnosed with NLD in 2006, and they recommend that I bring a laptop to school because it helps me cope with my poor handwriting skills and helps me get my ideas on paper. To help this, I bought an Advent Netbook, but I have been struggling to use it because of the keyboard being so cramped. I am also getting hand cramps which are painful. I have used it for a couple of essays, but I don't like lugging the whole thing around with me because whenever I use it people stare at me, and because I get hand cramps after an hour or so of typing. I can imagine it being easier with an iPad because you just slip it out of a case, plug in the keyboard dock and start typing. So, what do you all think? PS: I'm in the 9th grade. TL;DR: I have an Advent netbook, but I don't like using it because of the cramped keyboard and overall design. I am considering getting an iPad for my essays instead. EDIT: I would also use the iPad for home browsing whilst downstairs.