I have had my iPad for over a year and it does everything I need. I use it for movies, music and gaming so I don't really think that I need a laptop. The only problem that I have is how to upload music forms CDs if I don't have a laptop to do this. I have had a look on other forums but can't seem to find a solution. I'd there a way that I can use a friends laptop to do this and just get a wireless external harddrive? It seems a bit strange if you have to shell out for a laptop as well as an iPad just to get some CDs into your iTunes library!!