BY: STEWART WOLPIN, Life Goes Strong
To strike the best balance of form and function for your pupil, I’d go with an iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard for classwork coupled with a desktop PC in the dorm room. A PC with a large screen monitor not only will serve your student better for composing long papers, it’ll double as a TV thanks to all the Web-based TV content available. For purely budgetary reasons, I agree with Jeff that a laptop is the overall better choice. But spring for a lighter ultrabook and pair it with e-textbooks from CourseSmart or eCampus or an e-book reader. If your prodigy also wants an iPad – well, that’s what part-time jobs are for.
So, that leaves one final question: which laptop?Share on Facebook