Last year, my first year of nursing classes after pre-reqs, I was using a PC. I eventually stopped bringing it to campus because it was heavy and I needed to bring the bulky power cord everywhere because it only lasted about an hour. I tried bringing an iPad but it just wasn't enough for me; a laptop does more. This summer I bought a MacBook Air and I am in love with it. I use it throughout all my classes and usually at night studying or writing papers or care plans
and I charge it maybe once every three days. It's kind of funny when halfway through a three hour lecture everyone with a PC is moving their desk closer to an outlet and everyone with a Mac stays put.
It cut down the weight I was lugging around so much- I didn't bother buying notebooks, binders anything because I can do everything with apps. Pages is about 1000x better than windows and you can convert anything to a word document to send to a PC user in two clicks. It's also a lot easier to write papers in APA format in pages, less work.
Especially if you have an iphone Apple is the way to go. Anything I put in my laptop calendar my phone reminds me about; everything is linked and it makes my life so much easier