Ok I bought an iPad a matter of weeks ago. The reason I bought it wqs because of a holiday I was taking and that I thought it would be good to use to store my photos. I did this and it was OK but I quickly realised its limitations compared to a macbook - no surprise there. I have no interest in games but do enjoy reading. It took some getting use to but I now find it a pleasant experience to read on. I get a daily paper 'The Times" and this is good but for me the best discovery is the fact that I can upload documents ie PDF's or word docs and read them as if they were books. I'm currently studying and researching a range of topics. I find the iPAD excellent for this when travelling or just sitting around. I thought I'd made an expensive mistake but now realise that it does what I want it to do. Well done Apple.