If you could buy one mobile device for a student would it be an iPad or a laptop? Now that Ultrabooks have been released, weight is less of a factor and they are more functional because of the multiple input options (flashdrives, SD cards, HDMI, etc.). iPads are great but a laptop may offer a bigger bang for the buck (they still don’t support flash, so there is some compatibility issues as well). Also, some manufacturers are going to offer touch screen functionality in a laptop form factor as well. So you have $800 bucks, what do you buy/recommend for a student?