I'm going to college this fall, and I have a high-end 15" Sony Vaio I bought a while back, it's thin, but not lightweight and has a short battery life. I was thinking about getting this tablet (No its not an iPad), the HTC Flyer, which is perfect for school work. I'm just thinking about getting it later, so the price can go down a bit. Here's the HTC Flyer HTC - Products - HTC Flyer - Overview. It has a notetaker, with a stylus. The notebook can take notes, record what the speaker is saying, and you can write on the notebook with the pen. If you want to go back to what the person was saying when you wrote down that note just click it and it will play. That is something I find cool. I have good faith with HTC because they make quality products, and the tablet looks great for work and play. Now, is it a good idea to get this tablet when its cheaper, or stick with my laptop?