I commute on a train 3 days/week, 1.5 hours each way, and my laptop (Toshiba Portege) is key for that, but for just life on the run, my Droid 1 is the bomb. Email, IM, text, pix, video, reading, Words with Friends... seriously lost when I don't have my little Droidy friend. I don't *need* a tablet - who does? but I do covet my husband's iPad 2 because it's so farkin gorgeous. I had a Kindle that was great but I sat on it in Cambodia and busted its screen. I miss it - the page size is friendly enough that I don't mind carrying it around if there's a lot of reading to do (e.g. trip to Cambodia).