I myself got an Ipad 3 as my first tablet. I had a 4 year old macbook that wasn't running as fast as usual and it was behind on the specs. I used it primarily for surfing the web and using it on the go.
People said "You can't replace a laptop with an Ipad." They were wrong, its lighter, has a better battery life, runs faster, costs less and its display is really nice given my fading eyesight. It has a ton of nifty features that I haven't even gotten into yet. Personally I love mine. My buddy has the new Galaxy Tab because he says he wont buy apple products, now true I paid $200 more for mine but I have twice his memory and after playing with my Ipad for an hour the other day he's pissed because he can't take his galaxy tab back.
The OFFICIAL Chiefs slogan, "Oh well, there's always next year."