^An iPad is not cool at all. It sounds like a sanitary napkin and you look like a douche using it. But for anyone who spends a significant amount of time on public transport or flights or just chilling at home, this is a game changing device. Shit tons of battery backup, extremely portable and compact. Unlike a netbook, you can comfortably use it standing up.
I don't own one, but I would love one. I'd pretty much stop using my laptop. I'm willing to bet that iPads and the like are not fads. One day they will be as ubiquitous as iPhones and smartphones.
Google is giving away free laptops with Chrome OS installed for Beta testing and feedback
Don't be a dumbass. Apply for it. It takes like 5 minutes. I'm pretty sure they'd especially be interested in people who're in India. http://www.google.com/chromenotebook