Important point from Tim Bray's review: "For a 1Ghz device with limited memory, the iPad is unreasonably fast."
John Gruber's review at Daring Fireball hits two important points I want to point out: the memory craps out in Safari so tabs are forgotten too often and how terrible syncing is with iWork. "It’s not just pre-Cloud, it’s pre-network. It’s effectively the 'Who’s got the latest revision of this file?' workflow of the days when we moved files from one machine to another via floppy disks."