Originally Posted by HybridTheory
Thank you all for your comments.
You guys are right, I would never get an iPad to replace a laptop.
And I do not think I would use it to take notes either. I like handwriting my notes.
I just thought it would be nice to have it as an e-reader so I do not have to carry the text books around.
Seems like it is a better tool for rotation years, so I might just wait until iPad 4,5 or so haha
Handwriting notes is the main reason I DO use my ipad 10x more than my laptop. There are a ton of apps that let you hand write your notes directly onto a ppt/pdf presentation or any other handout they give or (what I do) simply insert ruled pages in between each slide. This lets me draw/write to my hearts content in hundreds of different colors, fonts etc but also I can paste in figures and charts where I want.
In the end for each lecture I end up with 1-5 pages of handwritten drawings and notes plus charts and figure directly from the presentation. I usually still print these out so I can have copies in my car, kitchen etc that I can spill coffee on or leave places and not care. But then I also end up with a searchable archive of ALL my notes.
The only downside is I still haven't found a stylus I like that doesn't wear out after about a month...