Hi, I'm Amanda. I currently own a hp touchsmart tablet pc and an iPhone 4 and am interested in the iPad 2. I am a college student and am required to have a laptop in class everyday so I am hoping to use the iPad in place of my bulky laptop. Unfortunately I am not too sure if I can use the iPad for everything i need in class, my main question is about creating excel files, so I am going to post the question in the iPad at work section since it deals with more in depth questions involving office usage. Thanks in advance for help!