"Ignore reviews by non-owners. You will love this."4.5 starson by dgolden
Pros: I can barely put it down. The way you interact with the web, books, magazines, videos is so seamless, intuitive, and intimate, you will never want to use your laptop unless you have to.
Cons: No flash makes searching for video content cumbersome. Someone has to blink in this war. A little heavier than I thought. For $500, a few more accessories would be nice. Honestly, the lack of multi-tasking is less than the Iphone (go figure).
Summary: I simply cannot explain how pleasurable using this device is. You hear the question "what would I use it for?" I was worried about that as well. After a weekend with the actual product, I'm wondering what I'll use my computer for. Heavy document/media creation and editing is the answer but frankly, the IPAD is already my preferred medium for consuming every type media. I'm already using it as an e-reader for books, magazines, and (especially) comic books. We're developing an app for work that has just in time resources. But even every day apps like the NY Times, NPR, and Epicurious are just so much richer on this product than my computer or IPhone. If this device can't save "print media" nothing can. Because it's so mobile, I'm also using it a substitute for Apple TV to stream netflix and other videos onto my TV. Yes - the IPAD should run flash, come with more accessories, and multi task but you will be surprised how little those things interfere with your experience. Yes, they need a more streamlined pricing structure. And it would be great if it were a tad lighter. But if you thinking, "I really want one" go for it. You'll love it.