I was going to buy the ipad because I use my desktop and laptop for work as well as general web browsing, but is it true that you cannot use Microsoft Office (it does not have to be Office as long as I am able to use a another word processor) on the iPad and also not be able to have more than one application open at the same time. For example, I regularly have a word processor open and one or two windows of a web browser open at the same time and switch between them because I like to work and browse at the same time. However, after reading a few reviews of the iPad on various sites, I have come to the understanding that you can only have a single application open at the same time and not even have more than a single window of the web browser open at once. If so, can anyone recommend a tablet device which I can use as an alternative to my desktop and be able to do things as if working on my desktop. I wanted to buy a tablet device because of the flexibility of being able to work anywhere I want i.e. in the hands, on the table, on the bed, and so on. If these limitations mentioned above are correct, then are there any alternatives? I have heard very good things about the HP tablet device as it allows multitasking but that device seems many months away from release. i am looking to buy something soon.