I have a few friends with iPads and Asus Transformer 10.1s and Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and Acers and on and on. They are cool and I have thought of getting on but why? Other than the cool factor. I take a laptop or a netbook on trips and I like having a keyboard. If I just surfed the web and read emails they are nice. But to follow forums and type stuff in.... Not so nice. All the apps are great and fun to play with but could I really get something done? They are not a phone, I still need one of those. A few of the brands offer a keyboard but then I have to lug around 2 things. My netbook is smaller! I would not want to do photo editing on one and for much of anything they are very under powered. Editing php code? I think not. I read on ZDNet that after somebody's study, I forget who, they found that the major use of a tablet was surfing while on the couch watching TV. I want from really thinking about getting one to almost a bad attitude about people who have them.