I just got an Ipad...
After doing some research (and only doing that because I needed to find an excuse to own one) I found out the Ipad supports external keyboards through bluetooth. This, along with DocsToGo means I can create and edit word and excel documents using a proper keyboard on an Ipad. I travel alot and take my computer every where I go, but I only use it for writing and surfing the net... so its really overkill to have my laptop with me. With the Ipad I can do all these things just as easily, AND its smaller, AND I can watch movies and stuff on a plane without having to hold it all weird because the guy in front of me has put his seat back and theres no room to open my laptop screen all the way (happens every time)
After owning this thing for about a week now (32gig non 3G) I have to say im really impressed. Obviously for the money it had better be good... but I also have 2 netbooks right now and asside from USB connectivity, the netbooks cant hold a candle to the Ipad. Its faster, easier to use, has better battery life and is lighter. Realistically, it also has greater functionality due to all the apps available. I paid $599 for my Ipad, I bought a case and I went on e-bay and for $26 I got a bluetooth keyboard (looks just like apples, but isnt) and a knock off USB/SD adapter for importing photos for $20 shipped. So far, I see no reason to take my laptop with me when I travel now. So, as much as my original purpose for this thing was truly just to own a cool toy, I think its actually going to simplify my travel and be worth the money I spent on it.
Now I think the only thing im missing is an App from Castle to program their ESC's... how sweet would that be.
Just thought id post my experience.