For me the iPad is a complementary rather than primary device when it comes to doing serious work. A desktop computer armed witha mouse, MS Office, etc, I think I am way more productive. The ipad will remain mostly for surfing, video, bit of gaming, email and a bit of light productive work for me. Thats still a lot. However when it comes to serious work, I just cannot do without the desktop. Still, just recently I started using the iPad more and more for productive stuff, something I didn't really think I would do all that much.Honestly, at first I thought it was just going to be an entertainment device for me.