The Ipad is my first Apple product and even as an IBM retiree (36 years), I'm pretty impressed. I also have an IBM Thinkpad but I'm spending most of my online time (a lot less now) using the Ipad. I tried the Nook for reading but after the Thinkpad and a DroidX phone, I found it very limited and, without a true touchscreen, it seemed like very old technology. My only frustration so far is that I can't connect my DroidX to the Ipad using the Photo Adapter. Appaently it draws too much power and the Ipad rejects it as a valid camera device. It even screwed up my SD card in the DroidX but a reboot of the phone restored access to my pictures (whew!). Otherwise, this is really fun!