Okay, I know there are many threads about people asking whether the iPad can be a serious contender in a classroom setting. I walked into the UCLA campus thinking no one would be using an iPad, only to discover a good amount of people did. Admittedly, a wide array of them have the wireless bluetooth keyboard. I too purchased one, however when iOS 5 came out and the split keyboard feature was added, I began to use only that. I take all my notes using Pages and love it being synced with iCloud onto my iPhone, so I can review it when I walking to my dorm. One of my lectures, the professor has his Mac in front of him and records the lectures using keynote and uploads them nightly in case you miss class. I now have all the lectures in iTunes; with iTunes WiFi sync, it's something I don't even have to worry about. As for another course which takes place in a huge 300 person lecture hall, professional video cameras film the lectures and are uploaded by the end of the day to a secured UCLA site. The beauty here is that at this site, of which I have bookmarked, has the option of only listening to the audio of the lecture (professor talking), powerpoint slides, or actually video of the whole lecture.......all in "iPhone/iPad/iTunes" format. I normally have an audio recording app in class, just in case too. The battery life trumps my MBP's 3 hours battery life. The one thing it doesn't help with is procrastination. I should probably get back to studying. But above all, all my classes require a lot of reading and the iPad is just great for the 500+ pages of PDF files I need to read. I have them all in iBooks or DropBox app and i'm set. Back to studying. All nighter time.