My focus here is taking notes in class first, and doing coursework second.
Better battery life/Light weight
not unreasonable to think I’ll get about six to seven hours on the iPad
The iPad can shave nearly three pounds off a college student’s shoulders compared to using a MacBook, not to mention the weight savings if you were able to replace most or all of your books with the iPad
It will also be great for reviewing class material in the hall before an exam.
I’ve never liked having the laptop screen be a wall between the teacher and I.
Single-tasking may let me focus better
I’m hoping the iPad not being capable of multitasking might help me focus a little better
Lack of e-textbooks
I found it a lot easier to take an iPhone pic of a diagram the teacher drew on the board than attempt to recreate it in my notebook
No citation/equation support
I can see not being able to complete and submit a paper solely on the iPad.