I travel a lot in my line of work, and this will be my first trip without a laptop. I'm only bringing my iPad, hope it won't let me down! Been ripping tons of movies so i have stuff to watch for my next few weeks of travels. This will be my first trip without bringing my computer. would be nice if i got the 64gb one, or if ipad will support using a portable hard drive. I got one of those portable guitar stands to hold up the ipad, works pretty good. This will be my test of the iPad, see how well it will hold up on the road. By no means am i comparing it to a laptop, i just need it for email, some internet, and mainly movies and music.