Blowout Specials ends 2/28Dennis Sellers reports for Macsimum News, “Incoming freshmen who enroll at George Fox University this fall will have a choice to make before they arrive on campus in August: iPad or MacBook?”

“The Christian college in Oregon has opted to give new students the option of choosing the new iPad or selecting its current offering, the MacBook,” Sellers reports. “For more than 20 years, George Fox has supplied a computer for each incoming undergraduate student to keep upon graduating. The cost is included in tuition.”

Sellers reports, “Greg Smith, the university’s chief information officer, says students may choose the iPad either because they already have their laptop of choice or because they believe the iPad is truly the more functional computing device for them to be a successful student. Smith suspects the MacBook will be the more popular choice for students in professional programs such as the engineering major, film major or computer science major who need that extra computing power.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Attribution: TUAW. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]