What’s the Real Cost of iPads and Digital Textbooks

The hype surrounding the launch of iBooks Author has started to die down, and now we’re beginning to see some hard looks at what the iPad is really going to cost.

The following infographic is a back of the envelope calculation of adopting iPads and digital textbooks in a high school. The digital cost over 4 years is over twice that of paper textbooks.

It makes you whether the benefit of all this new really outweighs the cost, doesn’t it?