My company has started looking at iPads as an alternative to windows based laptops. I'm looking for some feedback to see if this is really a viable option. We currently use Toshiba laptops that have touchscreens and are running Windows 7. We have the following requirements that I need to know if an iPad can do the same thing: 1. Read and write capability for MS Excel, Word, and OneNote files. 2. Read and annotate .pdf files. 3. Video conferencing using Skype or Fring 4. Use Google services such as gmail and calendar. We typically travel more than 3 days a week throughout the United States so it would be nice to be able to watch movies and possibly read books. Can anyone give me some recommendations?