This is a guest post by Shep McAllister, one of my close friends and the former editor of HackCollege.
Students have often asked me if they should get an iPad. Since I first got my hands on an original model, my answer has always been:
“If you have the money, yes.”
The new iPad doesn’t change that assessment. It’s still a luxury item. You will almost certainly need a laptop or desktop to go with it. It won’t fundamentally change your academic experience.
Caveats aside though, the new iPad has absolutely improved as a college-oriented device, and any student who owns one will undoubtedly use it on a daily basis, both for business and pleasure. Read More…