Have You Purchased an iPad or Mac for Back to School?

Each summer, Apple routinely offers educational discounts and other incentives to students to purchase a new Mac or iPad for back to school purposes. Apple offers up to $200 off the purchase of a Mac for qualifying students or educators, while the company also bundles a $50 or $100 Mac App Store card, which also works with the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore, with the purchase of an iPad or Mac respectively.

With these incentives and the return to high school classrooms or college dorm rooms just around the corner, have you purchased a new iPad or Mac for back to school yet? I purchased a brand new MacBook Pro with Retina display in store just days after it launched, although it appears that many other students have opted to go with cheaper alternatives such as the MacBook Air or iPad.

To those who purchased an iPad for back to school purposes, do you feel that you could use this device solo for your daily classroom needs? Personally, I feel that I would still rather have a full-fledged MacBook while in a lecture, although perhaps you have managed to use the iPad and its massive App Store library to make the most out of the tablet in the classroom or lecture hall.

Post a response / What do you think?