I got the opportunity to buy a brand new iPad 1st gen for $300 last thursday and boy am I glad I hit the offer up. This device is truly perfect in my eyes and I'm kicking myself for not grabbing one sooner! It's rough having to carry a full days worth of course material and a laptop on top of it all, taking the ipad doesn't even register as adding more weight to my back pack. I was initially rather skeptical about the keyboard and how well I was going to be able to type on it, but getting acclimated was a breeze and I can type almost as fast on here as I can on my MacBook pro. I can go on and on about how magical everything is from app to app , but you guys have heard it all before. I just wanted to shout from the roof tops how happy I am that I have this device.