If you’re a student, you might be wondering, “Is an iPad good for studying in college?”. After using an iPad in college for over a year now, I highly recommend it for studying! It’s made note-taking and organizing so much easier for the following reasons:
- All of my notes for every class are in one place. I don’t need to carry a lot of books around school.
- Navigating between my notes and the apps that I use for studying is also way faster with an iPad!
- It’s easy to transport my files between my iPad and Macbook
Personally, I believe that using an iPad will make studying more efficient and help you to become a better student. If you need more convincing on purchasing an iPad or if you want the inside scoop about the best iPad apps for college, I made a What’s on My iPad (Student Edition) video.
In the video, I’m using the 6th Generation iPad (9.7 inches with 32 GB), which is Apple’s 2018 model and a much cheaper option than the iPad Pro. Honestly, I’m not a tech geek so I can’t give you technical details on the differences between normal iPads and iPad Pros. Based on an article by Tom’s Guide, the 2019 normal iPads are:
- Cheaper ($379 normal iPad vs $999 2020 iPad Pro)
- Smaller screen
- Longer battery life
- Less storage options
- Camera features are not as up to date
- Only compatible with 1st generation Apple Pencil
If you will be using an iPad primarily for studying, the most affordable option and “bang for your buck” would be the normal 2019 iPad. As long as you’re able to write on the iPad and have enough storage, you are good!
In the video, I also use an Apple Pencil, which pairs with the iPad via bluetooth and functions like a stylus. It is an amazing tool for taking notes because it has the feel of a normal writing utensil, unlike other styluses out there. I recommend buying the Apple Pencil over other brands because it was designed for the iPad. One cool feature about it is that when you add pressure while writing with the Apple Pencil, the ink will thicken on your screen! It also reproduces your handwriting very well, as demonstrated by the video! You don’t want to cheap out on this. Since I don’t have the iPad Pro, I use the 1st generation of the Apple Pencil. I’ve never used the 2nd generation version, but I can tell you that the 1st generation works wonders.
✓ 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color
✓ A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine
✓ 12MP Wide camera, 10MP Ultra Wide camera, and LiDAR Scanner
✓ Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
✓ Four speaker audio and five studio-quality microphones
✓ More colors available
✓ Features the precision, responsiveness, and natural fluidity of a traditional writing instrument
✓ Turns iPad into your notepad, canvas, or just about anything else you can imagine.
✓ Designed to be an even more comfortable, natural tool to use. The seamless design — no connectors or moving parts — makes it easy to store
✓ Compatible with iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation).
✓ Automatically sleeps and wakes when you close and open the cover.
✓ Ultra slim and lightweight hard back design adds no bulk but with great protection to your iPad 5th/6th.
✓ Built-in magnetic strip pro
✓ Not only waterproof but also stain-resistant and easy to clean.
I hope that you found this post helpful! Thank you for reading, and let me know what apps you study with! 🙂
READ THIS POST NEXT:
Everything You Need to Pack for Your College Dorm in 2020 + Free Checklist
GET YOUR FREE COLLEGE PACKING LIST FOR 2020 TODAY
Trust me. This free college packing list will make packing so much easier for you! Click the button below to receive it directly in your inbox.