New member from NJ/ Former Windows
I can't wait to get one in my hands. I am doing research to determine which model is right for me.
I will use my iPad for note taking and organization. I hope to consolidate my college textbooks. Next fall I should be in pharmacy school. So I have one semester to perfect my note taking with the iPad. If anyone has any sites where textbooks are sold in pdf format...please pm me. All the places I see only do rentals which is fine I guess.
Btw, I'm a huge Windows user. I run Windows Home Server w/ a website
for remote access. Apple has always been better- the price has always been a turn off for poor college students. The iPad is a steal and I look forward to moving platforms. Maybe one day I will run a Mac server.
Welcome to the Forum, Jchetty
It used to be that Windows users and Apple users were never on speaking terms ;), but with the iPad being what it is, we have convergence!
I'm taking a class at my local university, and the prof chose a book that happened to be offered as an ebook at Amazon. Since I have Kindle/iPad, I was able to buy it and download it. The textbook was a little cheaper than the hard copy (why, I always ask aren't they cheaper?) I did a search on pharmacy in the Kindle store and found all of these text books available:
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_8?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=pharmacy&sprefix=pharmacy]Amazon.com: pharmacy: Kindle Store[/ame]
As to figuring what size iPad, get the biggest one you can afford. Judging from what you wrote, I would get a 64gig. I would also check in with your school to see if they offer the iPad. My university offered all wifi size versions for US$50 less than retail.
Another good reason for the iPad versus
Getting a vendor specific reader like the Kindle or the Nook. You can get all of these bookstores into one iPad! I would wager that there is an app you can get to read Course Smart literature on your iPad.
Seeing the iPad at the campus bookstore was a bit jarring since I could've saved US$50. Oh well!