I just qualified for a free ipad (first gen.) from my work. I received notification today that I can choose either the 16G wi-fi device or a $399 gift card for use in an apple store. I have no other apple devices, and was wondering if I should choose the original ipad, or apply the $399 towards the ipad 2, and which configuration you, the learned ones, would recommend.
I am a salesman, and carry a laptop with me when working, but thought I could use the ipad with my digital photography hobby.
Any suggestions, advice, comments, or questions will be welcome.