well i was thinking about getting a 3G enabled one to use for school. i use my laptop for taking notes etc now and i think an iPad can be a great alternative. im waiting until june to see what apple has to say about VZW either iphone/ipad related before getting one. i see many topics on here discussing student use but i dont think this has been talked about before. some complain that the keyboard might not be condusive to typing at a rate fast enough to keep up with notes etc but i forgot that the ipad has a microphone in it which led me to thinking that in theory if you wanted too, you could use this to record professors during lectures etc. i dont have an iphone so idk if there is a time limit on recordings such as voice notes so i could be terribly wrong on this. my next point was the new textbook stuff that was announced a few days ago. i was on cnet where they discussed this topic and they said scrollmotion was making it so that users using the textbook ereader could easily highlight different things (and in color to categorize things) which i think is very beneficial. also if you need a definition, you can easily search for what you need instead of skimming a hundred pages in an attempt to find it. i think when the this comes out and the reviews are in we will be fairly suprised at how well this can and will work for students.