I remember when I was in medicine school, all my classmates use an iPad or tablet. They all have their medical ebooks there. All of which they got for free. You made some great points. Books especially medical books, cost quite a lot. When you have free ebooks around, why buy the textbook which can really strain your wallet?
But I am one of those students who cannot study in the iPad. I still bought the textbooks that I can afford. Those that I cannot afford, I just printed the ebooks lol. My then boyfriend, now husband, also bought books, all the books actually.
Yeah if the school can provide the tablet, they can minimize cheating because they know what is in the gadget. I guess in the future, only a tablet is needed to have all yor files with you, on the go.