So, I have been testing an EdLab iPad on some learning tasks as well as some natural tasks that I am interested in. Overall the experience is good, but not outstanding enough to persuade me to buy one for myself. I really like iPad's portability, excellent screen display, as well as the multitouch and accelerometer capabilities. Shopping (or windowshopping) at the app store is also a nice experience, except that the apps specifically designed for iPad still cannot meet my expectations in terms of availability and quality. However, I really hate the fact that Apple is having so much control over the iPad and user behaviors. Next I'd like to share my experiences and thoughts in some tasks I have tried.
The App Store app is perhaps the most used app on a new iPad, as everyone would want to customize a comfortable and efficient working environment on a new computing device. I love the fact that there are a lot of free apps that I can install and try, and I indeed keep some apps that are cool and useful. For apps that cost money, most of their prices are reasonable (for example, $0.99 for GoodReader, an eBook reading app; $0.99 for Angry Birds, an addictive slingshot-pig game). Best of all, every app has descriptions, screenshots, user ratings and reviews to help me choose which apps to purchase. Also worth mentioning that iPhone apps can also run on iPads (although iPad apps can't run on iPhones), so even if I cannot find my desired iPad app, I may find an iPhone app as a temporary alternative.