I recently purchased an IPad 2 and am very happy with it. I have read a lot of reviews on the IPad. Many say that the IPad is not a notebook computer. They are right it isn't! But if I wanted a notebook, I would have purchased a notebook. I use the IPad to surf the web, check and answer my email, word processing, texting, and watching movies. And that was just the first week! The IPad fills a niche. It's instant on, easy to use, and a lot of fun. What more can I say?