Maya - This is a project that I would assign to a class...
I am a PhD, running a company creating human and veterinary diagnostics (with occasional teaching episodes) - I find the use of the iPad catches and attracts attention when graphics are needed, and the iPad is perfect for quick sketches of ideas - like a dry erase board at lunch... displaying images from our clinical trials, and molecular images have already been very useful. Finally, we have created short forms for our trials that use the iPad as data entry.
The unwieldily nature of a laptop is emphasized with the use of the iPad.
I own Mac #128 - I believed it to be a paradigm changer, as this is too.