Before I get flamed (or maybe I won't), I think the ipad is an impressive device. I just think, perhaps, a laptop is better for the price.
Thoughts on the ipad:
1. I miss a keyboard with the ipad. I am actually debating if I should list this on ebay. But I think I will just stick this out and see where it goes.
2. I think my droid x does just about everything this thing does.
3. Goofy interface. Maybe I don't have enough experience with apple products. But, auto fill is annoying. The virtual keyboard should be better in my opinion and is cumbersome. Sometimes ".com" is available. Sometimes it isn't. I like this button. We have a large screen. Make it available all the time. And, why is "@" available all the time too? Make for entering logins annoying.
4. Website compatibility. I have already ran into sites that don't run well. Obvious mouse pointer flash related so I wont dwell. Just surprise that it annoys so much.
5. Most of the apps are made for iphone not just the ipad. I hope this changes but I expect iphones are a bigger market.
6. Searching for ipad apps suck using the app store. I want to find a nice app to help my 5 year old to spell and do math. Hard to find. How about a nice app for 18 month old. Doesn't exist either free or paid.
7. Battery life - awesome. This is a huge plus imo.
8. Quick boot. I read somewhere that it was a 10 second boot. Not the case. It is basically instant on. Another huge plus. Another huge huge plus. Not sure why but I love short boots. I built a home pc with an i7 and solid state drive. Still takes 40 seconds to boot. This things is instant and I respect that.
9. Sleek. This thing is sleek. If you look it up in a dictionary it should have a photo of an ipad.
10. Quirky. I have had instances of delayed response. I get this with my droid but assumed it wouldn't happen with an apple product.
I will leave it at ten points. Overall impressive device. but I may be a pc guy. nothing wrong with that really.
Go ahead an comment on my comments. YMMV. what am I missing? Is there an app I have to get that will help change my mind?