Check out the Apple Store and you'll see how the iPad plugs into an optional keyboard. Of course, the iPad-keyboard combo is more expensive than most PC netbooks and notebooks. I think the iPad will start off as a digital newspaper and magazine readers, before evolving into a full-blown business productivity tool.
Consider the math: Right now, the iPad offers up to 64GB of storage. I suspect Apple will double that figure in a year or so, and double it again by about 2013 or so. At the same time, thousands of new applications will pour into the Apple App Store -- helping the iPad to gradually shift from homes into executive offices, before finding a potential place with more traditional office workers.
Of course, the story may not play out that way. But I do wonder how many MSPs will purchase the iPad for personal and business use. And I wonder how many MSPs will be prepared when your first customer asks for an informed opinion about the iPad.
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