I wanted to bump this thread up a bit and say thanks for the suggestions. I may have pulled a slightly stupid move but found a 64GB iPad 1 with 3G and decked out in an Otterbox Defender case for only $250. Admittedly this model is a little sluggish but does a great job holding all my movies, music, and apps so I can't really complain. These devices are definitely addicting, in a good way. Using Docs to Go to sync what I write on the iPad as well as my laptops is simply brilliant. The iPad 1 will definitely tide me over for a while, and being an older device means I'm not afraid to use it out and about. Putting it simply, I'm stoked.