My intention was to buy a MacBook Pro for university, since I'm starting in this September. However, it's a lot of money, more than twice the money for a regular, old laptop. Anyways, after seeing all the new screenies and videos of the iPad leaked apps, I am seriously considering it as one of my options. There is a much more diverse range of apps, that are more graphically pleasing than for Mac (IMO). And I think iWork for iPad will satisfy my needs, I'm not entirely sure. But I have never owned a Mac, so basically I'm looking for the opinion of you Mac users, AND of those of you who are going to start/are in university/college (I'm guessing Abcsmaj's opinion will be useful here). I currently have an iPod touch (1 year old this summer), but the iPad is no longer looking like a big iPod touch. So let's discuss. iPad vs MacBook for education? So far, my HUGE pros vs. cons are: iPad: $599, MacBook Pro: $2000. I really want a full OS, but then again there's a huge price cut. Ugh...decisions are so hard!!! lol And please, I really don't want to turn this into another of that '$299 Netbook vs $499 iPad' thread. Let's keep this civil, respect other's opinion, and not try to shove your opinion down other's throats. If you can't resist, please do so in some place other than this thread/site. I would really like to hear your opinions now, and see if they change after the release of the iPad Please Register or Log in to view images.