Do you want an iPad or a tablet period? There are many tablets to choose from that act almost the same as an iPad but they run Android and other mobile operating systems, they aren't really off brand (go to China if you want off brand). As iefox said, there are rumours that a new, smaller iPad will be coming out. You can wait to see if you are interested in that, or buy the new iPad, which you will be given in any stare unless you specifically ask for the iPad 2. Also for your other question, you can use an iPad to acces hubpages and any other site you want, as long as it's not flash.