Iâ€™ve had the iPad now for a couple of weeks, and I figured that was enough time to allow me to make some considered opinions, and I thought Iâ€™d share them with you guys. Let me state from the outset that Iâ€™m NOT an Apple Geek, I have a MacBook (Air), but most of my time is spent driving PCs, for business and hobbies. I have an iPod, but an Android phone. So I suggest that Iâ€™m reasonably objective. Ever since the iPad came out, Iâ€™d been justifying why I didnâ€™t want one, the screen was slightly too small (here in the UK you get used to holding A4 pads), no multi-tasking, no expandable memory and so on. But I kept being drawn to the iPads in the shops (â€œstep away from the shiny toysâ€) and eventually two weeks ago I bought myself a 64Gb WifFi model. I would have gone all the way to the 3G but wasnâ€™t prepared to take another telecom contract out. Any lack of connectivity was rectified by a â€˜3â€™ network â€˜MiFiâ€™ device, which does what it sets out to, very cutely. Over the past two weeks the iPad has been a revelation. I remain stunned by its performance, versatility and battery life. I can watch a whole movie, do some word processing, watch the BBC news headlines and STILL have 85% battery life remaining. Iâ€™ve loaded a few books and movies, both from iTunes/App store and from my personal collection. I love it! Okay, so there are a few negativesâ€¦ the iPad does need a pretty hefty charge from the USB lead to get it charging - that a â€˜normalâ€™ USB feed wonâ€™t cut it is frustrating, but give the astonishing battery life I wonâ€™t complain too loudly. You can make out the space on the bezel where a camera will be fitted before long... maybe Apple rushed the iPad out a bit too quickly? The screen is just a little too reflective, Iâ€™ve tried one screen protector - which just made things worse - and have a second on order. The lack of multi-tasking is annoying, but being addressed in the new OS release soon. And for me there are rather too many games in the App Store, but I have a word processor, diary, contacts and browser. Itâ€™s early days and I'm sure someone out there is developing an app that will really exploit the iPad's capabilities and blow the world away. Maybe a portal... a bit like the iGoogle home page... All in all, I LOVE my iPad, it does everything it promises, and does it extremely well.