1. iWork - will allow me to read, edit, and once in a while write papers, documents, powerpoints, etc. The size of the screen is perfect for viewing pdf's, and iWork will be a valuable tool for students to read and study with. Without iWork, I could not see myself getting the iPad. 2. Form Factor + Possibilities - almost the size of a sheet of paper, and weighing only 1.5 pounds, I see this as being something to browse the web and read documents and books on the couch without having to awkwardly hold my macbook pro on my lap while looking over notes. It would be a comfortable device to casually do work or seriously read/study on. I see myself using this as my main study gadget, since all my notes are typed out. I feel like studying notes for hours would be more comfortable on the iPad than a MBP. Another interesting concept could be to use the iPad as a complimentary device basically as a secondary screen (to your regular computer) when writing papers or doing work, using it to pull up spreadsheets, go to a website, etc. The form factor makes it appealing since it would be very easy to do so. Also, it's annoying to listen to music on my MBP when it's on my lap - it's even a little burdensome when you have to move around and have headphones on. I imagine the iPad would be like...listening to a big iPod touch, which is a good thing. 3. Potential for work/productivity apps - would love to see a stylus app which lets you take general notes and even lets you make annotations on pdf and word documents. There's an almost 100% chance an app like this will come out since it would be too lucrative for a developer to pass up. My only main question is even though there is no multitasking, how fast will switching between Safari and iWork be? Will iWork automatically start back from the document you were just looking at? How quick is it to change between documents? Of course I won't know till it's out, but I hope it's bearable (~10 seconds) until multitasking arrives in the future.