I see many posts from people disappointed that the iPad does not run a full or cut down version of OSX and is therefore not a full blown Laptop replacement. I owned a HP TouchSmart TX2 laptop for a number of months as the idea of a touch capable device really appealed to me. How ever it didn't take me long to hate the damn thing. 1) It was heavy. 2) It's battery life was terrible. 3) The standard OS (Vista) wasn't sophisticated enough to deal with touch input. 4) HP touch designed software was not as good as freeware software. (TouchSmart Software v Windows Media Player) After a few days of trying the stylus and the finger touch input, writing notes that could not be translated with 100% accuracy to Text, sketching some drawings, swiping thu some photo's and movies the novelty wore off really quickly, and soon I looked at how I was using the device and realized that I found it better and easier to use the keyboard and mouse. Touch actually slowed me down. The device was sold and I brought a MacBook to replace it. To me, current Win7 or OSx operating systems would be laborious to use with a touch only input and I think that any hardware company who releases a touch device using a standard OS will struggle to sell to the general public. Geeks like you and I maybe tempted, but I think the only way forward for touch devices is with specially designed cut down OS's like the iPad and maybe Andriod when it's released. Designed from the ground up with it's Touch experience first on the drawing board.