I use a MacBook in a recliner/chair and in bed quite a lot... with a v-shaped laptop stand to get a good angle. As I consider what it would be like to use an iPad for extended periods of time I wonder how one would support it while in a recliner/chair or while in bed... or while just sitting upright in a regular chair. The v-shaped laptop support would not provide a steep enough angle for good viewing with an iPad. With a laptop, the whole thing sits there very nicely and you can easily angle the screen where you need it to be without any need to hold or support the machine with your hands. With an iPad, you'd have to hold it with one or both hands all the time, or use a pillow or something similar to lean the iPad against while you watch it or type on it. So... one would need to travel with, or have handy, something like a pillow -right? Having to hold the thing with your hands the whole time would definitely not cut it... especially if you're doing much input of any kind. Of course when at a table or desk, one can use the dock... but then pretty much must have a separate keyboard for input. I've got iMacs and MacPro for my desk work, but most of my use with an iPad would be on my lap and laying flat on my lap would be poor positioning for viewing, though keying wouldn't be too bad at that angle. The wonderful thing about a laptop is that the keyboard is positioned well for input and navigation by the hands, while the display is positioned at more of a right angle, for viewing... and the whole thing supports itself without having to be held by your hands. A slick design, ergonomically. If the device has the same angle for input as for viewing... hmmm, that could be a little less than ergonomic, no? I don't know.. I'm just thinking out loud here, but it seems like the device might become cumbersome to hold/support while in use for extended periods of time. I can see using an iPad for surfing the web and watching movies (supported against a pillow or something) but seems to me that it would not be a good replacement for my laptop for my other use.