iPad is great tool and has replaced my laptop except for Lightroom, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, FCP.. it is great to pick it up and work, and not wait for boot time. I never shut it down, just tap to sleep lasts several days.
Perfect example, I was rewiring my HT in my vacation home in the mountains. While I am behind the HT cabinet, I look for TOSlink optical switches on monoprice. I had the ipad with me behind the cabinet.
The other day I wanted to reach behind my Sony Flat to hook up my xbox after being repaired for RRoD, but didn't want to pull the TV off the wall. In 20 seconds I pulled up a g-image of what the back of the TV looked like and connected without having to get up and boot up a laptop.
In the livingroom while entertaining, I can pass the ipad around and let people pick music plays through HTPC, from music I owned or from Napster, Rhapsody... would never pass around a laptop for this.
While sitting outside, I edited a movie on Reel Director for sharing with my friends.
After tubing in the snow, I plugged in the SD card reader and instantly uploaded my pics and movies, and passed the ipad around so we could laugh at the days events
On the plane typed a blog and a couple things in Pages that transferred right to Word, where I finished formatting it. I use a small foldable blue-tooth keyboard.
In the morning I can sit back in my favorite chair and read the news, without sitting at the table. Read magazines and books. Any magazine I don't have an e-version of, I cut off the binding and run through my Fugitsu Scansnap S1500 to instantly turn it into e-reading material I can bookmark and notate on.
In my classroom, I can walk around(with the ipad), helping people out, while monitoring everyone's computer simultaneously.
I can watch video tutorials while performing the trainings on my laptop or pc.
I have 3 PC Desktops at home, a HTPC, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, and the thing I use the most? iPad.
You think (Toodledo) "Done" looks good on webos? "Done" is a great interface, I can't wait to see it on a tablet, you should see Toodledo on the ipad, it transforms people.