I have been waiting to see what Amazon would do with their tablet, and I am glad I did. I almost bought the discounted TouchPad. Thank goodness I did not. We have many Apple products, but I still have need for sites which will not run on the iPad (cough..flash...). At $200, the Fire is what my iPad has been waiting for. Also, Amazon Prime movies do not play on the iPad. I dumped Netflix last month, and I have started using Prime and Redbox. They still have a ways to go (especially Prime), but Netflix is going to see some competition in the next two years from Amazon. Now...my iPad will never be alone. It found a friend in Fire.