I've spent the day working with my iPad and I must say it is quite amazing. I did wonder if Steve Jobs was over doing it in the keynote, and I did wonder if the advert wasn't a bit to other-worldly, but I have to say I can find little wrong with it.
Is it a laptop? No, it isn't. Will it do the job of a laptop? Yes it will. When the apps become available I can imagine that I will take this into meetings and seminars to make notes, draw mindmaps and all sorts of things.
So go have a look when the queues die down in a couple of days. I think you will be impressed even if you're not a Mac groupie!