Staples actually had one of these in stock, I sped down and snatched it up. I'm posting for those windows hungry guys on these forums (yeah all 3 of you ) so go easy on the flaming, we are all tech guys in the end. I have an ipad3 so can directly compare the two. I don't know if I keeping it yet as it depends on the Atom processor performance, but I'm not keen on getting the ivy bridge either and definitely will never get the RT so Microsoft you have one chance to impress me. First impressions, this thing is slick. It's wider than my ipad, virtually the same thickness and even though the back is plastic it's VERY firm, very quality build. Screen has a very nice brightness in full daylight here, although it's a cloudy day, and I've still got the plastic wrap on it. I'm going to play with it a bit, I can post a review and some pics later on if anyone is interested.