Hello, I'm Antonio. Nice to meet you all.
I've long derided people who went for an Ipad instead of a netbook, like I did. I've had a Toshiba NB-100 for three years, and the experience was great. Even though it's a dinky stripped down laptop with windows XP, I've had no real complaints across it in the three years. The mini-keyboard gave me grief for about week, and since I just finished writing my master's thesis on it, I think I can say with certainty that it didn't really hold me back at all!
Well, for the past 2-3 weeks, I'd had problems with the DC jack not properly charging the machine, and after getting a quick solder fix on it once, was told that the next step would either be to duct tape the adapter right TO the jack (gross), or replace the mainboard (costly; not gonna happen).
So, as I was wandering through the local mall, I decided to goof around with one of the Ipad 2s there. It's a sexy little machine, no arguments there. But I have a blackberry and a Kobo already; if I'm buying a wi-fi model Ipad, at 600-700 dollars, plus a handful of accessories, it pretty much needs to replace my netbook.
I've seen the logitech case/keyboard combo, and that seems to quell a lot of my concerns. Yet I'm really bugged by this flash/java thing. Iswifter and these cloud browsers seem to cover a my flash woes, but Java is still a bit unreliable, given that you can only use it through remote access.
I really, reallllly want this thing to be my laptop replacement, but I think it's ever so slightly far away from being that. Would anyone here care to convince me one way or another?