I really did try to do as much research as possible but as with this site, I must have spent close to two hours reading through page after page, search after search and really came up with nothing conclusive. So here is the gist of it. My wife left the company she was working for which she had a laptop, did all her email on. I have both a high end Mac Pro and a built Macbook Pro for my business. I run the business end of it all off of the Macbook Pro and the tasks on the desktop. So we *really* debated on whether we should get an Macbook Air or an iPad-2, after all, the smaller it is, the more places it is likely to follow you, right? Basically, she needs a device to web browse, email, write documents to email or upload, specifically resumes and such, research papers. It "seemed" like the iPad-2 might be able to do that, but after just a few hours of use, she is having a hard time dong things like uploading updated resumes to places like Linkedin and Monster.com. Now, I don't think we are expecting to be able to do full on complex Word-like output, but we should be able to download these files from our iDisk, do some corrections in Pages for iPad and then save them, replace them or find a way to upload them to websites. I want to be able to send images to my agencies FTP servers, upload attachments to places like, well, Macrumors. I know that iOS5 is around the corner, I keep reading that Goodreader is a pretty popular app for iPad, but before I spend any more money on this thing, what IS the DEAL with actually being productive on this nice little gizmo? We want to keep it, but honestly, we are starting to wonder if a refurb Air might have been a better choice as we really want to spend LESS time on these devices, carry around lighter versions of them so we can get our work done and get back to actually having a life like meeting people for coffee, reading real books, going for a run, hike, etc.... So we wanted to at least try iPad to see if it might work, got one pretty quick but are wondering if we made the right choice.