While I think the iPad is an incredibly great and innovative product, I question what we're getting for this premium, and what I think is excessive, price tag. When I look at a new Mac Mini for about the same price - $699, I'm getting a true, full functioning computer running a far more sophisticated OS. With a 2.4 Ghz C2D processor, 320 GB drive, DVD superdrive, much better graphics card, and a huge array of versatile I/O ports, I question the high cost of this simpler iPad machine. I know the iPad provides a portability function the Mini cannot and is targeted for a different audience (and use), yet in pure computing capability terms it's not even close for the money. It could probably be argued that Apple's time, expense, and research justifies the cost, as well as the fact that Apple was first in the market to develop such inspiring innovation. But still it gives one pause to think.