Is it worth it for me to buy an iPad for school?
I’ve been thinking about getting an iPad for school to take notes on during class. I used to use a notebook system (i.e., 1 notebook per class) but I found that for a lot of classes that were more handout based, I didn’t end up using the notebook much and I just ended up having to carry a lot of notebooks around in my bag. I’ve been thinking about getting an iPad to reduce the number of notebooks I need to carry around and to consolidate my notes a bit. However, there are two big dampeners to getting an iPad for me.
1) I’m already a junior in college, so I’m getting it a little late. I’ll probably put in an extra year for a master’s degree, but I’m worried once I graduate I won’t be able to find use for it, and
2) I’m an electrical engineering/computer science student, so I’m probably going to need the capacity of my laptop for code, as well as for any essays I plan on writing.
Is the iPad still worth it?