We can say that students nowadays are apparently handicap without any help from a computer or some latest technology. Imagine the world without computers. Students will be doomed. Some students got confused and always brought up "which one is better which one is the best."
It is fair to point out which one is the best.
Much cheaper. It's much cheaper than a laptop. You need to spend over a grand if you are aiming to have one. You'll be sorry if it got ripped off better yet add some insurance that will cost you another money.
Portability. The functionality of the iPad is way cooler than the laptop. It has a very friendly user application. You can have all your most-liked online resources bookmarked. Ready to share and easier for you to carry within the campus.
Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations. You can't create any Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations on it. Technically, iPad is not a computer. The iPad does not have the actual keyboard. You need to adjust your typing speed.
Printing paper. Printing is easier with the laptop.
Easier to write a term paper. It's way easier to write an essay service article on a laptop ( especially if you are writing papers with footnotes and citations). It would be best to have a laptop if you have a passion in writing.
Study everywhere. Why settle and spend your downtime in the library if you can spend it in your dorm or elsewhere. If you are not comfortable studying in your dorm, the Mall is the number one option. Shopping Malls also provide a free wifi access that helps to speed up your connection.
Battery power. The battery power is a -must need for laptops. It has a limited time of usage which is really inconvenient at times. A hassle knocks in if there's an important project that you need to finish but you run out of battery.
You need to purchase a new one on upgrading. The laptop is not advisable in terms of upgrading the software. Some hardware of the laptop might not upgradeable that is why some nerds preferred desktop computers.
Since you are now pretty convinced which one works the best for you. Go ahead and get it. If the price is not too much of your concern go ahead and buy both.