"Great multimedia device but lack FLASH and JAVA support"4.0 starson by hjfok
Pros: Portable, nice size screen, lots of apps, great for photo album, movies, book reading, entertainment, education, travel, surfing internet
Cons: Lack JAVA support, so cannot use some applications for my remote access for work. Have to pay for 3G (free with Kindle). It is portable but not as light as some other ebook reader. Bright screen can cause eye strain.
Summary: This is simply the best multimedia portable device I have used. It has replaced my small laptop/notebook, Archos, Ninetendo DSi (for my kids), books, educational board games, iPod, etc. It has significantly lightened my travel load. This is the only thing I carry for travel nowadays. But you should get the 3G for the best experience. The start up time is fast, much faster than my laptop. Can quickly check destination weather, real time traffic, restaurants review, internet anywhere. The main problem is that it lacks JAVA support, so I can remotely access some applications for work. The screen is nice and has good size, but the bright screen can cause eye strain if you look at it for too long (like a computer screen or the LED TV). So it is not very good for reading long novels (other ebook reader may be better). But it is great for reading short stories with kids, playing educational games with them, look up info quickly. It is also not as light as other ebook, if you hold it for a while, you can start to feel some strain on the wrist. The virtual keyboard is not meant for typing long blogs, but it has a wireless keyboard if you like to type a lot. Overall I'm very satisfied with the iPad, except I wish they have JAVA and FLASH support. I also wish that the 3G is free like the Kindle, but at least it is not expensive and does not have contract (pay monthly).