* Many iPad accessories available such as keyboard if that is determining factor,
MicroVision ShowWX plus Laser Pico Projector to show your friends and family photos, videos, and movies.
* Prices starting at $499.00 for 16 gigabytes, all the way up to $829.00 for a 3G enabled 64 gigabyte iPad. This is pretty decent for Apple products.
* Sleek design and lightweight. Only 1.5 lbs!
* Portability - You can take an iPad on plane with much less hassle than you would a notebook. This can be good for business trips especially with it's Power Point capability.
* Better than a Kindle if you are into eBooks considering all of the other capabilities of the iPad.
* Apple Apps - with 140,000 plus apps, and more added all the time, this is a definite pro to consider.
* 10 hrs of battery life versus traditional 2-3 hrs on traditional notebooks. A month worth of battery life in stand-by mode
* Built- in digital compass, built-in GPS (but only for 3g versions which could also make this a con), and multi-touch compatible
* You cannot run two applications at once, a major drawback of the iPad.
* The iPad does not support Flash which can really limit the user's options when surfing the web.
* No 3G coverage on the 16 gigabyte iPad which runs $499.00. If you want 3G you will pay an additional $130.00. A standard 64 gigabyte iPad goes for $699.00. Add 3G and you will be paying $829.00.
* No built-in camera (Apple has announced it's plan to add a camera module to the iPad in the first part of 2011)
* No HDMI port like on a traditional laptop, so not able to watch downloaded videos or movies on your TV
* You cannot download any software you want. You are limited to iPad Apps.
* No Skype, no CD ROM, no USB ports.