My intention in purchasing the iPad was largely as a media consumption device. Something to use to surf teh Interwebs while at home, watch videos on a plane, read books on a beach, and then come home and stuff full again for the next trip.
- Reading eBooks is great even in the sun. After a while your eyes learn to focus on the screen not the reflections, and then it’s even better
- Transcoding DVDs to a format I can watch is painfully slow. Advance planning needed to get the existing DVD collection (or at leat the interesting part thereof) converted ready for the next prolonged trip.
The true test will be in a month’s time. Am I carrying it everywhere, or has it become an expensive Photo frame I take on international trips?
Time will tell.