So while this website is all about finding laptops for college students, I do want to take a moment to breifly talk about the iPad.
First off, I want to make it clear that I do not think the iPad is a replacement for laptops.
There are certainly a number of activities you can do on the iPad which are as easy to do, and in some cases easier, than a laptop – but that is the point of the device. There are things which are a bit clumsy on laptops – and desktops for that matter. Some activities which i prefer to do on my iPad vs my laptop include email, web browsing, and brainstorming big projects (via mind mapping…which is really cool on a tablet).
What is important to note is that the iPad is forcing a transformation in the way we interact with our technology and digital information. This is something which can’t be avoided, no matter how much you might decide to ignore it.
So with all that being said, while you are busy trying to find laptops for college use – consider also an iPad as part of your repertoire (who knows, maybe you can combine the two and spend less on a laptop).