Tom, age 53, lifelong Windows user since computers first showed (pre-hard drive) up in the home. I owned a iPad back in 2010, screwed up, sold it for pennies on the dollar. Stupid mistake. Considering switching my entire home over to Apple products. As it is now, I have netbooks in areas like the livingroom for the tv (can control internet, vidcalls, music, Hulu+ and alot more), one in the kitchen for recipes and cooking, a tablet in all 3 bedrooms (communications between rooms in the house, and each also has skype communications programs, as well as software that can be used for security inside/outside my home (recording images using motion sensors and then uploads images to a secure site). I have also created a 6TB file server and digitized all my music & movies, boxsets and television on VHS, CD/DVD that can be accessed from any room in the house. But there is still so much I want to be able to do. So I am starting out with an iPad. But thats the rub... I bought a used iPad 2 (Wi-Fi) 16GB, wiped it, and found it locked to adead girls account: with Apple absolutely and completely unable or unwilling to do anything about, both of which is unacceptable. And before you ask, I got it legitably and in good faith. But if I can bypass the ios 7 icloud activation screen, I can continue my research into what can and cannot be done using Apple products around the home. As a main server I was thinking of using a sup'd up iMac with a external storage of 12-16TB.