I purchased this iPad 2 for my daughter. I have constantly been amazed at all you can do with this product! Far from the gaming aspect you can have FaceTime with a loved one far away, send pix, emails and messages. The message function is so nice because the "conversation" is always in view and done in real time! Using the iPad as a digital frame when you are away is convenient as is having your music with you! The ability to take a picture and email it without the use of a computer is really nice! You can then store the picture on your iPad and transfer it to your computer later! The notebook function is very nice too and can be used for class notes, grocery list or just a simple to do list! The two things I would recommend for the iPad is a protective case and memory card reader! The protective case is obvious! However, I find the ability to download pix to the iPad from the camera to really be nice. That way one can view the pictures on the iPad's larger screen then on the camera's small 3 inch viewfinder! I was also given an I-Pad for my 70th b-day and use it every day----so much use that I also have to charge it every day! I saved the best for last! The apps you can download for free or for a small fee are amazing!