Hello everyone, long time lurker decided to make an account. Let me start off buy saying im in the windows camp. And the Ipad was my first Apple product. Allthough i am a Systems Admin, and have used apple equipment in some manner for a long time. So i know allot about the company and their products. On to my semi review - Screen is much brighter than my Ipad 1 at the same settings. - Safari is the exact same speed as on Ipad 1...except sites with heavy graphics. Then it kicks its ass. - Apps like The Daily and Elements Ipad 2 is a HUGE improvement. Along with all others but not to that degree. - No typing lag...yay. - Speaker......blows ipad 1 out of the water. When layed on a flat surface it amplifies the volume. I got very frutrated with podcasts and netflix on Ipad 1 because most the time it was not loud enough. Im surprised this was kept quiet by apple, i was worried about it. Big win for me. - The way they impliminted facetime is pretty cool, i didnt care about this feature. But now i realize i may actually like using it. - Now to my biggest problem with the Ipad 1 Weight and how umcomfortable is to hold for long periods. The weight the Ipad 2 brings it down just enough do away with the issue. Of course that along with the MUCH easier to hold design. Make holding it with one hand a non issue. : I tested world of goo for a few minutes - to the main screen was super fast. No complaints so far after about 2 hrs of use (except i should have waited). Imo its a huge step up, im not selling my Ipad 1 until tomm so i got to do a side by side. I was worried i was buying into the hype and wasting my money. As my Ipad 1 is only three months old. But after using the Ipad 2...it makes the Ipad 1 look like a beta build. That my honest opinion.