Here's the simple truth about the iPad 2: There is nothing else like it. Maybe it won't make you feel the way it makes me feel. Maybe it won't replace your laptop. Maybe it could be even thinner and lighter and faster. But there is nothing else like it.
Frankly, the iPad is still the only tablet that really matters. It's the only tablet designed by and for human beings. It's strange to call it a tablet, almost, because that makes it sound weirdly cold, distant and impersonal (or medicinal, even), when it is the opposite of those things: It is perhaps the most deeply personal computer that exists, after smartphones.This is the tablet every other tablet is trying so hard to be, or at least be like. Maybe each one has its own thing—the Xoom is very good at Gmail!—but they all exist, right now, because this does.