Apple is great at Marketing, they are doing a lot of noise around the iPad, and yes it is a wonderful product. I have myself an iPod Shuffle which I love for running, and I also have an iPod Touch, which I love to read emails, surf the web, while in my bed (avoiding the commercials on Tv).
But the iPad, with no multitasking, with no flash support, and with almost the size of a Laptop, mmh, I may better prefer the HP slate.
Which one would get “iPad vs Slate”
Or even this tablet with all the power of Linux, see it in action.