1. I’m surprised at the low price. I was expecting entry level to be around $800 at the lowest. I’m guessing they are selling these without as much margin as most Apple products, they probably can make it back on AppStore sales.
2. $30 a month for unlimited 3G data is pretty good. Especially since that is “pay as you go” with no contract. Surprised it is with AT&T (isn’t this going to kill their network even more than the iphone?), but it isn’t exclusive (as far as I can tell).
3. iWork Apps are selling for $10 each. Sets a slightly higher bar for “premium” apps than the iPhone, but it is much lower than the price they set on the Mac (iWork Apps would be $27 each if you could buy them separately).
4. Like that there is a keyboard easel (costs extra?) Hope this is open to third party development.
5. This seems to be the Apple entry into the “netbook” market. I would buy one of these before I’d buy a netbook.
6. Two apps I’d buy immediately: GarageBand (recording app) and Acorn (photo editing) or their equivalents.
7. Interesting that Apple is making their own chip. I wonder if Intel is happy about this.
8. Still pretty sure I won’t dive into the ebook side of this, so it is nice to see that isn’t the main focus of this device. That makes it much more desirable to me, which might help me to make the jump to ebooks. (I never thought I’d buy only mp3’s of music, but I’m doing that now.)
9. For my use, I could see this taking over all of the mobile use of my laptop if I had a real desktop. I mostly use my laptop as a moveable desktop anyway.
10. Interesting to see Jonathan Ive is now going by Jony Ive: http://www.apple.com/ipad/#video
11. Kindle DX is $10 cheaper than the entry level iPad. It has better battery life and no fee 3G access, but is only B&W and more book focused.