A little background one me first. I am a former Iphone owner that could not stand AT&T service or the lock Apple has on it's products. The only device I currently own that is Apple is an iPod touch. I love the abilities of android and use Windows exclusively. I can be found on the androidforums.com with the same user name. I woke up yesterday and my RSS feed on my HTC Hero advised me that the iPad went on sale. I being the geek that I am decided to go to my local Apple store just to check it out. When I arrived, it was 9:30am and there was around 50 people in line. I decided to hop in line. Knowing Apple fan boys would pay a little extra on ebay to get the device, I decided to purchase one and sell it. I spent half the day checking prices and watching videos on the iPad. I realized that I could make $150 on ebay, but something told me that I would always be curious if I did not at the very least open it and give it a try. I gave in around 2:00pm. This is what I have found. Typing: I can type 50wpm and am not much slower on the iPad. As long as you remember to keep your hands off the keyboard and keep them lined up. I am typing this on the iPad. Web Browsing: It shines, yes the checkerboard pattern is back, but I am sure this will be fixed with a later update. It does little in hindering the experience. I have not used my laptop for web browsing since opening the iPad. On a techie note, yes it would be better with Flash. Apps: The current iPad apps are great and look awesome on the screen. My former iPhone apps also look great for example Homerun Battle 3D, though the Facebook App is worthless, you don't need it anyway just bookmark it. Videos: The ABC app is great and really should be used to show off your new toy. I used Handbrake to convert some AVI's. The iPad is great at video. Just like the iPod touch, but the sheer size changes the whole experience. Music/ Sound: The sound is better than my Sony Vaio and again it is a Giant iPod touch. So the user experience is similar. eBook reader: Kindle who, enough said. My first impression of the device: It is a giant iPod touch, but once you jump in, it is so much more. Once, you start using the device to go through your daily motion, this is where the similarity with the iPod touch ends. Because of the size and updated hardware. I believe Apple has stumbled on to something or they are just ahead of the game again. This device is a replacement laptop to any person that is not a techie. If you do not plan on downloading torrents, hacking, or using it for business. This is the perfect device. How many of you out there have parents or children that like email, videos, picture, and web surfing, but that is where there tech experience ends? I know that is the case with my family. I highly recommend the iPad for anyone that falls into this category and I believe most people do fall into this category. Wish list: Remember I am an android lover: Flash, multitasking, SD card slot. I can't wait to try the iPad out with the HTC EVO 4G using wifi tether. Sorry, had to throw my android plug in.