This is my 1st time i have posted in the iPad forums. just thought i would make this general discussion thread. The public schools in my area are on a Trial period of giving every kid a iPad in 3 schools in the district. Reading the story on it I can completely 100% understand the usefulness in them for this purpose. Just a couple of things i DID wonder about this subject. Why iPads? Why not use a much cheaper DROID Tab, or perhaps even a Netbook laptop such as a Chromebook BOTH of which would be much cheaper than a iPad. $450 per student for a iPad vs $300 per Chromebook per student or even $60 per DROID Tab per student are much cheaper options. Nothing against iPad (never used or owned one) just curious as to why the pick of that when there is obviously much cheaper options out there.