I will be starting my first year as a phd physics student in the fall. I'm trying to get everything I need to start my first year of grad school. The one thing I'm not sure of is whether I should get a laptop or a desktop for graduate school. I am going into theorectical amo. Also I plan to have an Ipad. Do you guys think an Ipad will work well for taking to class for notes, power points, etc.? I was thinking if I had the Ipad I wouldn't need the laptop. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Also does anyone have any suggestions on what I will need in the way of software, management of papers/files, etc.? I do have drop box and two external hard drives. Please any help or ideas are welcome. Thank you.