I want, but do not need an iPad. If I could come up with a really practical use, I’d buy one. I like it’s portability, but the high price tag makes me leery of carrying it around. The only use I can somewhat come up with would be to use it as a way to easily show my artwork to prospective clients, gallery owners, or to my workshop participants. I showed one to my husband to which he replied, “You already have a laptop. Why would you need this?” Shoulders dropped, I responded, “As a toy?”
I’d consider using it to replace my Kindle, but I don’t like reading on a backlit screen. (I love my Kindle) I am also unsure of the necessity of choosing a 3G version. I already pay for internet in my home and on my phone…
PS – I am specifically looking at the iPad because I already own a number of apps for my iPhone and am comfortable with the interface.
Have you found a really practical or unique use for your iPad or other tablet computer?