Well almost a newbie! I'm thinking of getting one next week to replace my old, battered but much loved macbook! Its on its last legs so needs to be replaced asap! So I'll come straight to the point, can the ipad do the following: 1- Allow me to work on MS Office (Word, Excel etc) 2- Play Avi movies and DIVX, MP4 etc (how if there's no USB port?) All my movies are on a external hard drive so how will I access that? 3- Connect to the internet with my 3 mobile dongle (again how if there's no USB) 4- Sync with Mail, Address Book, iCal and allow me to upload/download from my Mobile Me account (got important docs stored in the cloud and need to access them from time to time) 5- Use certain applications like Colour Sync Utility, Simply RAR, VLC, Handbrake, iMovie and Image Capture...basically the day to day stuff I already use on the Macbook. What else can it do that I haven't mentioned above? Sell it to me as I'm 50/50 on this! Really haven't a clue here and need some sound advice! Thanks in advance, Dave.