[citation][nom]tgandy[/nom]You'd rather have a crippled notebook on a small screen running Windows XP? Seriously?[/citation]
A crippled notebook that has better processor, allows to type faster due to the physical keyboard (additional keyboard for IPad severely cripples its mobility), can use flash, has a few USB ports, etc. Yeh, net-book it is severely crippled, lol.
BTW, in case you didn't new about IPad shortcomings: http/www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36179255/
Personally, I never could imagine myself shelling out $500 for an e-reader in an Apple shell.