I recently got my first ever apple device. (iPod Touch 4g) And I really like the apps, safari browser, ect. To be short, I really like apple's line of devices. Now, about this... I would very much like my own laptop because my first ever computer (dad got it for me at age 2) is getting very slow and old and I have gotten to the point where I am using my mom's new 1 year old laptop and my dad's sorta slow old desktop. I do not have my own laptop, only an old desktop that has the power strip missing because it was used to connect the XBox and the TV, since I haven't used my computer in about 2 years. I was liking the idea of the laptop, but those things are expensive and my family cannot afford about three thousand bucks or so on a new laptop. We already went over board for Christmas, 300 dollar iPod and a 189 dollar kindle for my dad. I had heard of the iPad before, but thought it was mainly stupid because I thought of it as the "over grown iTouch." After spending a few weeks researching all of apple's devices, I had a light bulb. iPad! You see, it has almost everything I need. Apps. <-- Really need those! I mostly use the internet and that's it on the computer; so a bigger than my iPod's display so I can see safari better and go to pages and see a perfect display, not BIG, not little. I can read BOOKS on it! YES! My bookshelf is overflowing! Pretty much a mini Apple kindle. LOL. And there are rumors that the iPad 2 might have a front facing camera and a back camera. Maybe even a usb slot. SIMPLE. PERFECT. A camera! YES! Skype! WHOO HOO! What I am saying is that I do not think I would use all of the features a laptop has to offer. I think I would use mostly everything on an iPad. So, I had a scheme. (Well, not really.) Instead of begging for something we could not afford, I could safe us a boatload of money by getting an iPad instead or a laptop. It's simple and I would use every feature on it. I told this to my friend, and she said, iPads are crap! Just spend more money and get a good laptop! But I don't think I would use everything on a laptop and I like touch interface better than buttons. I'm only 13 and I think the iPad would be perfect for my needs and if I ever needed a computer, hey! Look! We have three we can hook up at any time! So do you think I'm being stupid or smart?