I'm finishing the final preparations of a new consulting branch to my company. The official roll out is at a presentation in two weeks. Using the iPad and Keynote, I've designed the entire presentation and have it pretty much ready to go. Keynote, while not as robust as the full Mac version, still has plenty of features to look beautiful and quite professional. Exporting the presentation to my MacBook Pro for the projection portion of the presentation. The iPad is honestly going to be a focal point of an interactive portfolio for meetings with new clients. The flexibility of this machine is completely dependent on pulling your mind out of the box and discovering the best implementation. I'm using iBooks to hold all of my static Adobe documents and have Pages at the ready for pulling additional documents.
Anyone that thinks this is simply a toy and can't figure out how it can be implemented in the business world is dead wrong. I believe it is actually only going to get stronger in this venue as it develops. I have been so far past impressed with it since the purchase it isn't even funny.
At this point, I even use it to work on a book I've been writing. Gotten quite used to the virtual keyboard and fly on it. Feels almost natural, in all honesty. The benefit to working on the presentations and book is the "instant on" nature of the iPad. Before when I used to have ideas, I would have to get the laptop, wait for it to boot up and then work. Now, just turn it on and I'm ready to go.