hello. and welcome to a GEEK post. i'm Uncle mario and your posting to G.E.E.K, which stands for something really cool that i need to make up. anyway... so the iPad. if you have NO clue what the iPad is, it's a Device apple Annouced on the 27th/1/10 (yesterday) to come out at the end of march. it's a device to make a bridge from the ipod touch and mac pc. it's an altral cool device, and you probilby still see it in bright lit up lights on the apple page. There is one problem that, this iPad has. in that it doesn't fit anywhere in the spectrum of useabillaty. it's too Massive to just take out with you to costa and have a cup of coffe with your friends befor going skate boarding, i would feel like a dork, instead of a nerd. (a tragic moment). and it's not pratical enough to use as an alternitive to a laptop. you need a computer to keep it's batty life up. theres no way of managing files on the device. and there is no physical keyboard. this device is lost before it comes out. but still. no matter what. i'm still getting one!!.