One of the things I cannot live without, is my iPad. I got this as a birthday present for myself, and I am really glad I did. I have used one before, briefly, but enough for me to get hooked. I found it to be light and easy to carry, it even fits in my purse. It is also very easy to use, pretty straight forward. It is a bit different from a normal PC, but not enough to make that big of a difference. If it were a mac, then it would be a completely different story. I find it very easy to jump online, and to download as many apps as I want.
I never thought I would find myself in a situation where an iPad would greatly improve my life, but I find that carrying around a laptop everywhere I go, can be quite a drag. For instance, if I am in my bedroom, and want to cook something special for dinner, I would have to drag my laptop to the kitchen in order to have the recipe in front of me. I would have to find an outlet close to the counter, and hope it is not in my way when the prepping starts. With an iPad, it is different. The battery lasts for a long time, depending how many apps I have running, and I can zoom in and out very easily. I find this particularly helpful when looking up recipes, or reading small print. I got a protective case that can help the iPad stand on its own, so that is very helpful. The only thing I would like to see change, is that the screen gets damaged/dirty very easily. I have special wipes for it, but still would like it better if I did not have to wipe it down every time I use it.
I also think the volume could be a little bit louder. This is particularly true when watching a movie, or listening to music. It works fine with headphones on, but if you want to play some music while you are in the shower, it will not work as well. Another thing I would like to see improved is the camera. Hopefully it has been improved for the next generation of iPads.
Overall, this is a great product, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to do everything they normally do on their phone, but on a much larger scale. Camera works well for FaceTime and for many other apps. The touch sensitivity is fine, as long as you do not mind cleaning it up once in a while. Another great thing about the iPad is that customer support is great, so if you are having any issues with your tablet, you can take it to the pros. Enjoy!