Ed Baig regarding the stand-alone use of an iPad (i.e. without syncing to a computer):
Many people will still need a more traditional computer. You can’t edit video on an iPad. And the virtual onscreen keyboard that pops up when needed is fine for e-mails or scribbling notes, but I wouldn’t want to regularly write articles using it.
We mustn’t forget about backing up and updating the firmware as well, without syncing with iTunes this isn’t possible.
I think I laughed out loud four times reading his review.