Hey, I am a high school senior about to enter college for mechanical engineering. I currently have a wide screen HP laptop but i was wondering if an ipad would be able to handle most of my day to day activities. I plan on getting the entire iWork suite and the external keyboard along with the camera connection kit for any USB options that open up. I have done research and can not find a thing other than the CD drive that i would need for college; i can email all of my documets to a school computer and the school computers can handle any software the professors may give. I also plan on waiting for the update on the iPad in January. Thank you.