So right now, many people are underwhelmed. My thoughts on the iPad: I think right now, they have a right to be. It isn't going to replace notebooks, even netbooks anytime soon as netbooks can be had for 250 bucks and you can do a lot more with them. The iPad also isn't exactly going to replace GPSs or gaming systems. But aren't we all missing the point? Apple is taking this one step at a time. The first generation iPad is going to be a "Let's start this off and see where it goes" kind of thing, like how the iPod Touch wasn't exactly a gaming machine until people that bought it made it that. The iPad, however, can do more than an iPod Touch and iPhone. People that say "It's just an oversized iPod Touch are right in some areas, but completely wrong in others. The iPad has the potential to do a lot more than the iPod Touch speedwise and with it's bigger screen. Will it replace netbooks? Perhaps. It seems like it might be able to take some marketshare away from that market, from people buying it JUST for web browsing and listening to music. Will it replace portable gaming machines? Most likely not, as it is pricier compared to the DS and PSP, and not as portable. However, with 3G the iPad does have potential to have a great online gaming platform. Will it replace laptops in professionals? Not anytime soon. The iPad's iWork does look promising, but for serious work a keyboard and screen work best, something the iPad can get, but not in the most economical way. Will it replace a little bit of each of those markets and create a new one? Probably. The iPad is, the way I see it, the hybrid of electronics. It does a little of everything, but excels at nothing. There are obvious drawbacks. No multitasking is probably the biggest. What if I want to listen to some music while browsing the web? What if I am playing an iPad specific online game and I want to research something about the game at the same time? Apple will most likely address these issues with the next major iPhone software update. Hopefully. Buy it if you want.