"You have to own one to truly appreciate what it can do"4.0 starson by ipadowna
Pros: Great screen
Netflix streaming video
Cons: No webcam
No USB port
Summary: As the owner of both apple laptops and tablet pc ( Lenovo X200) this is a gamechanging device. Most times when I am sitting at home I do not need all the capapbilites of my laptops i just want to read the papers (NYT and WSJ) surf the web and occasionally respond to me email. This device can accomplish all my needs as listed above and allow me to read books and watch movies through iTunes or Netflix streaming.
This is not just a large iPod touch, it maybe on paper as functionally it does the same things but the large screen changes the emotional aspect of the user interface, this is so much better and so much more rewarding. I alway felt watching video on the iPod touch was compromising.
I also have a home theater that runs the Savant system which uses the iPod touch as its remote. I can't wait to upload my system configuration to the iPad and it now also becomes the remote for my hometheater.
To me this is a gamechanging device and as Apple adds more features it will become a more compelling solution for a boatload of people.
it it had a webcam and a USP port that I could hook my wireless usb card into ( as I already pay ATT 60.00/month for wireless access) it would be a perfect 5.