maybe a smaller android
I myself have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 because I needed the s-pen for note taking. I love it, it has a 10 inch screen and I have replaced my laptop with it. I can print, email, surf, video's, music and it's a great ereader. I also have my textbooks loaded and all of my notes are right there. My son is also in college and I got one for him too. It is $459 for the 16 gb and $549 for the 32 gb. That might be out of your price range, but we love it.