Having tried the iPad, I'm still not convinced it will ever replace the Netbook. However, there is one function that makes the Apple slate a must-have for studies. Reading PDF files and textbooks is so much easier on the device, thanks to the screen orientation and spiffy resizing functions.
The first four titles, in collaboration with McGraw-Hill, are now available via the Inkling app. The application is free, but the books--McGraw-Hill best-sellers in biology, economics, marketing, psychology--are now selling at an introductory price of $2.99 per chapter or $69.99 for the entire volume. Subsequent textbooks are expected to cost $3.99 per chapter or $84.99 per book.