Food for thought for the folks complaining about no camera, no flash and no multi-tasking. If you were in the market for a portable device (either tablet or laptop) but wanted to spend no more than $500, what else would you buy besides the iPad? This is the situation I'm in. My only computer is a Mac mini but I need a portable device for when my wife and myself travel (we're both retired). I tried the netbook route and really didn't like the Asus I bought so I returned it. Talk about flash not working - I couldn't get any of the flash based video services to play any shows at all. iTunes was terrible on it also. In general it was under powered, had a small keyboard and a small screen. I returned it and said no more netbooks. Yes, I could go the Microsoft laptop route, but I just got my Mac last year and really don't want to return to Microsoft ever again. I just like the security of my Mac and iPhone as far as it working smoothly with no problems to complain about. Finally, I just refuse to pay $1000 for a white MB or even $800 or so for a used or refurb. So tell me, what else is there left for me to get except the iPad? Thank goodness none of the things that folks are complaining about bother me at all.