I use my Ipad mostly when I travel. great for email, browsing the internet, and if I don't take my Kindle,I can still read on the ipad. since joining this forum (yesterday), I have found many new and useful apps including ones to allow printing to any computer. another use for the Ipad especially when i travel is for downloading my pictures from my camera. I like it as well as a laptop and it is much smaller and easier to carry around.