The Apple iPad is different tablet (not a laptop hybrid). As the delivery date approaches, I suspect it will replace my laptop (and eReader) because it will allow the way I work to evolve. Instead I will have a powerful desktop at each desk (home and work) and the iPad will be a more suitable or friendly portable device. This may actually save money because desktops are less expensive than laptops, typically last longer and do not require replacing the monitor with each replacement cycle. A laptop is still necessary for the traveling professional. The tablet seems a fit for the, non-traveling, active manager. The number of times I need a full function portable computer is rare. Synchronization, connectivity and integration are important. Therefore the iPad applications are important. Applications will make the difference.