Fresno State President Joseph Castro wants to put a tablet computer in the hands of all the university's students, a move he says could save students and the state dollars on costly hard-bound books, The Fresno Bee reports.

Spending $500 on a handheld computer and less on digital textbooks over a four- or five-year college career simply makes more financial sense, Castro said Monday during a meeting with The Bee's editorial board.

"These are emerging to displace laptops in the not-too-distant future, so they can be used to write papers and be on the Internet," he said.

But there will be challenges: He...

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