I am a college student and my mini is my second laptop that I own. I use it for school, and I think its perfect! Its a great size and while the keyboard might be small, you do adjust. It only took me a little while of typing on it to get used to the smallness. The other plus is the battery life. I get 4+ hours easily. Thats MORE than I need for taking notes in class and chillin surfing the web. I think if you are a thinking of this for school that you should definitely get it. It will not disappoint.