This is a piece Matt Gemmell wrote about the notion of the iPad being a "laptop replacement", and I'm in full agreement here: http://mattgemmell.com/laptop-replacement/ My favorite is this line, because it describes many of the naysayers here to a T: There’s another pattern I see, which I’ll just mention as a side-note: the stronger the conclusion that the iPad can’t replace the author’s laptop, the more likely it is that the required tasks in question are irrelevant to 90% of the computer-using populace. That, or they haven’t allowed for any change in workflow and interaction model, which is an act of remarkable intellectual dishonesty. But I digress. I think people are losing site of the fact that the notion of a "laptop replacement" is not necessarily what "iPad-only" users are looking for. It's a different kind of computer that can do everything a laptop can do for a vast majority of users.