I use a netbook daily (along with iPhone), mainly as a way to carry full records of each project (plans, orders, contracts, spec, etc) almost all in pdf. I use Windows "briefcase" to sync these files to my desktop. My folder organization is critical (a folder for each job, within those a folder each for design, product specs, etc.) I do not have a broadband card, tried it, didn't really use it much for the added cost so turned it in, but having the capability built-in would be nice.
I like the form of the iPad (slim, big screen, touch screen, fast on/off, long batt life) but not sure it can keep my files in the same organized manner I'm used to with Windows and Briefcase. It's also handy to use my bluetooth printer I carry with me when I need to print something out on site. Lastly, I have a contact manager (ACT!) and a custom database in Access for making task lists for each vendor on each project. Can't afford to give those up easily, especially the database. I sync daily and my little routine works quite well, but I'm always looking for ways to speed things up, or eliminate multiple platforms/systems.
Does anyone do anything similar to this? Any help is appreciated.