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Notwithstanding the fact that the iPad is vastly inferior to other tablets which are considerably cheaper, what is the actual tangible benefit against say a PC? I accept that for research, homework, word processing etc a PC is going to be a very helpful tool but all an iPad does is reduce what you can do on a PC and allow you to be mobile. Are these kids facing a 60min commute or perhaps they need to be able to knock out the homework over a skinny latte? Why can't they do what they would on the iPad at the school library or on the schools (presumably) numerous PCs or no doubt the PC/laptops their parents have? It's effectively making something very slightly inconvenient very slightly less inconvenient at a cost of £300. I agree it'll make a big difference to their learning - they'll do less because of the distraction of their iPad!