I need to be convinced to buy an iPad. To get it out of the way. I have the money. Obviously, having the money is better than wasting it. But its not like I'll be building debt by buying the iPad. If I got one, there would be no question. I'd get the 64gb 3G version. I already have a 2007 15" MBP which is running just fine and dandy. My biggest concern with the iPad is that basic surfing the web and instant messaging will be annoying. Having to close one app and open the other back and forth I could see getting annoying (obviously I know the update in the Fall will have multitasking). I am having minor surgery the first week of May that will have me not bed-ridden, but way more immobile than usual for a few weeks. So I'm thinking an iPad may be a good way to get through this. But, really? For simple web-browsing (and mostly just web-browsing and chatting) is the iPad better or at least as good as on a MBP? I like the idea of the lighter weight in my lap but not if surfing the web will drive me crazy. What do you owners think?