Pros: - Battery life was amazing, the iPad easily lasted my entire 8.5 hour flight from Chicago to Munich and Munich to LAX on the way back (12.5 hours) - Easily completed everything I needed to do like making basic documents, email, surfing etc. Email app did act weird though: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/8098-email-app-acting-super-odd.html - Coupled with my mini speaker it was an amazing outdoor party tool when we had BBQs etc... - Portable, was able to drag it all over Europe with no issues in my TimBuk2 nylon satchel - Camera connection kit was money, especially when paired with a jailbroken iPad, iFile, and playing movies made on the camera Cons: - The email issue mentioned above was annoying - I downloaded some songs that I realized were the wrong ones or wrong versions after downloading. Having no access to a computer, I think it's beyond retarded that you can't delete unwanted songs directly from the iPad - Transferring the 800+ photos off of my iPad after I got home was retarded. I tried to do a search in the mounted drive for jpg, got all 800 results, and tried to cut and paste into Windows Explorer (I don't like using automated crap) and it gave me a read/write error. However, if I went folder by folder it worked. Stupid. - I needed Flash on a few occasions for audio clips in school related work that I had to use the computer lab for instead - No native Arabic/Farsi keyboard support. So I had to download a program just for writing in Farsi to add to my notecard app instead of just typing within the app. This is pretty dumb considering that the iPad has native browser/text support for Arabic and other right to left scripts, yet you can't write in said scripts. - Europe in general, or at least the places I visited (Zurich, Garmisch, Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Venice, etc) don't generally believe in WiFi, let alone free WiFi. I had my iPad with me at all times and just about the only times I was able to get WiFi was in my hotel when traveling or at this Starbucks in Zurich where they only gave you 30 minutes of access with purchase. If I lived in Europe I'd either need the 3G model or a phone that I could hack and use as a WiFi hotspot. - The software keyboard is not as money as I thought it was once I had to use it full time I'll try to think of other stuff later.