Today, if I were to do this, it's an iPad and the excellent note taking software found only on that pad.
This leaves you with enough money to add the nice 1100 buck or less MacBook pro!
Basically my school is allowing us to use our own tech in class next year. So I'm shopping for a Tablet PC to take notes with. What I really want is the ability to use a stylus to write the notes with, but still the ability to use the keyboard for other purposes. I'm willing to pay up to $1600 for one and just want a powerfull Tablet PC.