Yeah, I’m pretty sure I want one. I did not run out and buy an iPhone. I never thought it was worth the price of the monthly cell + data plan. For sometime now, I have been watching TV shows and movies on my MacBook Pro; Cassidy has too. She is always borrowing it on weekends to catch up on the network shows she doesn’t have time during the week to watch. We settle in, in our favorite place on the coach, or in our bedroom, put on some headphones and have a close-up immersible experience on the laptop. So the iPad is in effect, our second “laptop” but in a form factor that is better tailored to that personal intimate experience on the coach. It’s not a small laptop, it’s a big iPod Touch (oh, we have 3 of those in the house). It does not run Mac desktop software, but instead runs iPod apps plus the software that comes on it.
A pleasant surprise was the price! I feared it would start at $1000 but the WiFi-only model starts at $500 for the 8gig model, $600 for 16gig and $700 for 32gig. It will be available in March. In April the Wi-Fi + 3G version comes out and will be priced $629, $729, and $829. Again there’s that data plan for 3G which I feel I can live without.