I still have my reservations about the iPad. Still, I remain open to the results of these tests being conducted this fall. It seems that in most of the universities listed below, they are offering iPads to replace textbooks. In only one I can see they are offering a choice between iPad and Macbooks. I would guess about 3 students will take them up on that deal! In my opinion, a MacBook is better in almost all circumstances for school.
In a year we will have some actual research evidence for efficacy of iPads in education. Then we can talk.