While waiting for my ipad shipment a thought came to me? What kind of life span should one expect out of an IPAD? Lets say with daily use for reading, some typing, a few games and heavy internet? Will an Ipad outlive a lap top. Does the battery hold up over a long time? I go through a laptops every two years, the screen hinge gets weak, power port breaks, keyboard keys become none responsive or it takes forever to boot. Does the IPAD follow the same life experience?