I want to get the Ipad2 whenever it comes out for my wife. But I wanted to know a few things before I do that. Can the Ipad be used as an ebook reader she wants the kindle but I keep telling her that the Ipad can do much more than the kindle along with ebook reading. where will I be buying the ebooks from? how much do they cost less or more than what kindle offers? The ipad can't replace a laptop right? can an external drive be used with it? how easy is it to transfer pics from memory card/flash drives etc? I already have a macbook and she has a PC for work, but she also wanted a mac, so instead of buying a mac we are thinking if we can buy an Ipad and if it can be used like a macbook not entirely but to some extent. What else can the Ipad be used for ........please enlighten me.