I know this may prove controversial and I know people will say I'm comparing Apples (no pun intended) with Pears. However, when I look at the price of Tablets in general so not specifically the iPad do those who own them and those who don't consider them to be good value for money? I was browsing the web today, wasting time really, when I just happened to notice the price of the 32gig wi-fi only version here in the UK - £479. This got me doing a bit of mental arithmetic and I started to add on a couple of standard items that I thought you might also need as basics. To the basic price I added the iPad2 cover i.e. the grey plastic one price £35. I then decided it also needed rear protection so another £20 for the Hypershield (which looks a very good product). Then there's Applecare another £69 so a grand total then of £603. That's almost the price of my Mac Mini and only £396 less than my iMac which is a world removed from an iPad. I haven't even added in the cost of ATV2 if I want to stream wirelessly from the iPad to my flat panel TV. When I look at what I could get for that money (or have done if I include my mini) then I just think phew! where do they get the prices from.