I set out to determine if purchasing an Ipad for use in a college classroom would have benefits over a regular notebook computer. The one major hangup everyone from the “fanboys” to the Mac newbies has is in the area of presentations / powerpoint usage. (Edit: This is not a problem for Mac to Mac)
The complaints range from weirdness with Keynote importing to lack of fonts to “deletion of speaker notes” under certain circumstances. It does seem to work fabulous via gmote or another app if you want to use your Ipad as the remote presenter and your Macbook is hooked up to the projector with your presentation on it. That is not an option for me. (See this article for a balanced look at these limitations http://theappleblog.com/
Also, I have a lot of very nice Koine or Biblical Greek powerpoint presentations. Not being able to use them due to font incompatibilities is a deal-breaker for me.
How and Why to Jailbreak Your Ipad (College related)
Also, you will need a copy of something like Winscp available at http://winscp.net to connect to your Ipad once you have opened or performed the jailbreak.
Adding Fonts for Your Presentation
Ipad Specific Instructions
Being a great mobile browser, email beast, Kindle replacement, app machine, etc. are great reasons for buying and keeping an Ipad. However, I need to justify the cost as it will help me to not lug around a notebook computer for 15 hours of teaching a week. So, for right now I will wait until the Ipad is more user-friendly for what I need it to do.