It's great for watching Netflix.
More convenient than a laptop or a desktop. You don't have to sit at a table or a desk. Just curl up on a couch or kick back in a recliner.
I'll probably download some books.
I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't watch "Weather in Motion" on weather.com because it requires flash player.
Definitely worth the money.
I own a Macbook and an iPhone, and now an iPad. I don't consider myself a fanboy or a shill. Apple seems to be making some of the best products right now.
Just my two cents....