Okay, I'm a geek. I admit it. Two hours in line at the Apple store to get the new iPad. I wasn't going to get one. No. I just bought an iPhone. I have a Pod, I have a laptop, why do I need a new gadget? I succumbed to that little demon in me saying "you deserve this" "you should have some fun" "it's only $500". So, yes, I bought it. I love it. I think I'm going to sleep with it. This thing just feels so right. Turn it this way and that, touch, stroke, pat, pinch and it responds. Keypad is decent, not like the phones' itty bitty letters. It is lightening fast, so colorful and bright and so thin. It is not as light as I thought it would be. Yes, it is lightweight compared to a laptop, or my purse, but it does have some weight to it and holding it seems to have tired my wrists and hands a bit, I'm sure I will get used to that just like I got used to mouse-wrist and keyboard-thumbs.
Have I sold you? If not, one more feature is awesome. iBooks. This is a book reader too. Books are averaging around $9.99 but there is a whole library of free books. I mean CLASSICS. You get Winnie the Pooh with the iPad just to start you out. I just downloaded the entire works of Shakespeare in 5000+ pages plus Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and there's more waiting; Sherlock Holmes, and a slew of them I can't recall now. So, save your money on the Nook or Kindle and put that into the iPad: books, wifi internet, photos, games, Music, Movies, Apps. Don't forget to eat and sleep!