I am sure I will take a whooping for this, but I have 4 touchpads, one for everyone in my family. I also have an ipad. In many ways, the touchpad is superior, as it has a better sounds system, and is much more compatible with Flash. Yes, you won't find every possible app for WebOS, but the apps that do exist are excellent, and cover just about everything an average user would want to do, email, twitter, word processing, web browsing, etc. I hope that an open source webOS can survive, but as it exists, it is very reliable and user friendly. Of course you can hack it for Android as well. Buy this if you just want something that works well at a great price. Make sure you get the HP case for this, as it's quite good and you need it to hold it at a proper angle. It is heavy after awhile.