I don't have an iPad yet. I think I will wait til next year. I want to get one that has some upgrades...I use a dell studio...I had a Dell 11z netbook but the screen was too small to read the text. I don't know why anyone over 40 would want a 7 inch ipad? I hope the next model will be the same size as the current one. If I wait a year will there be any changes made to the hardware? Will they offer a usb port? How hard is it to write out something in ms word then save it to an email as an attachment?