Unless you've been locked in a basement bunker in the last six months, you've probably heard of the iPad. You can now easily search for a place to buy wholesale iPads for schools.

Laptops vs tablets: what's the difference and which is best for students?

However, if we're having fun, is the iPad the best or perfect student laptop? A careful review of the iPad's capabilities can answer this question. What does the iPad have or not say whether the iPad is a suitable device for students or not?

First, let's take a look at some of the top iPad outlets that bring out the student in all of us. Lightweight and highly portable, about half an inch thick and about 1 pound in weight, so the iPad can be easily carried anywhere. You won't even notice in your backpack or purse, and with over 10 hours of battery life, the iPad is likely to last your longest day at school.

Secondly, it has a 9.7-inch color touchscreen display, on which all iPhone and iPod users are properly weaned. This touch screen is especially useful in a quiet classroom or lecture hall. The colorful display makes reading books and magazines a lot more fun.

Third, the iPad is also handy for surfing the Internet, watching videos, and even playing games. But it's this book-reading feature that can ultimately make the iPad a virtual "replacement" for any textbook. 

Imagine drawing 5 or 6 heavy textbooks every day, but keeping them on your iPad – ready to go. But what about highlighting this important text with a big red marker – there may already be an app for that.