(making fun of all tablets here, not just the ipad) Well, it doesn't fit in your pocket so you can't use it as a convenient mp3 player. You need to hold it up so if you want to watch video its no easier than streaming to a tv(from any computer(heck even my phone)) and laying down on the couch. (pointing out that long term use is hard compared to a conventional laptop/desktop) You cant use it as a cell phone. unless you use wifi. But then, I have a phone, so why? you can play games on it. But they are only fun for a few minutes. Honestly I don't see a need for tablets. Give it a projector for a screen and a wireless keyboard and I might use one as a mobile office. That is about it.