i was impressed with the ipad 2 announcement today from steve jobs. the ipad now seems like a truly viable laptop replacement. apple has upped the ante with cameras front and back, a dual-core a5 processor, an hd display and more. while i didn’t think the original ipad was bad, i just didn’t see how i could replace my macbook air with a device that had way less functionality.
now with it’s new features, the ipad has my attention. my only disappointment with the spec sheet was the lack of a usb port. would be great to be able to attach a portable hard drive or a digital camera without having to buy the camera adapter. that said, this 2nd gen ipad can do almost anything that a laptop can do at a fraction of the bulk. add 3g connectivity and the ipad does more out of the box.