I would say it's a not-so-expensive (for $200) black square with a very good IPS screen, loud speakers, 2 cameras, decent graphics and dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, blue-tooth, GPS, HDMI. I bought one for $200. I also have an iPad. iPad is better, of course, but it's 2.5 times more expensive, and bulky. My kids love iPad, but they also love PB. I've bought a few good educational apps and games for them. PB also have flash, so I can open the site that I use to trade stocks. I don't get people who say that it's not worth $200. I think that it's much better than Amazon Fire for the same price. I can read any ebook I want on Playbook, and it has twice the features.