Hadn't been to Best Buy for awhile because of my surgery, so I took a few minutes to check it out. They had some original iPads, 3G, 64 GB, for $679. There was a Xoom display and I played around with it. The main thing I noticed was that the dang thing was bulky even compared to my iPad. It may not have been any heavier, it sure felt bulky. Controls and functions seemed not as smooth as the iPad, but I did not have a lot of time with it. What surprise me was how much difference the iPad 2 felt from the original iPad. The minor weight difference was like night and day. It even gave the impression of being smaller. Not a scientific exam, but often first impressions mean a lot to many. It makes me real interested in how the iPad 3 is going to improve on the 2.