Atlas or GPS
The maps application is downright impressive. Type in a city in the world and you can zoom in or out on it as much as you please. I prefer this to a GPS. I would much rather look at the big picture and plan my route than have an obnoxious voice incessantly squawking “turn now,” or my favorite, “recalculating.” In my experience this has been the most invaluable feature of my iPad.
By the time I have climbed into my car the iPad has already effortlessly synced with my stereo system via Bluetooth. All that is left for me to do is select music, which is much nicer on the high def 8 inch screen than on a tiny iPod.
Books & Magazines
The iPad is awesome to have in a waiting room or on a plane. You can also read in the car even if it’s dark. You do not have to worry about making sure you take a book to read with you. Bring your iPad and read whatever you want. As a bonus, many classics are available for free. Several applications are available to facilitate easy access.
What do you spend most of your time doing on your laptop? If you are like me, it’s browsing the web and using email. The instant and intuitive iPad touch screen makes both a pleasure. Not to mention how much easier it is to handle. Taking notes is a breeze with the on screen keyboard. Go ahead, carry it around with you, the iPad is less conspicuous than a file folder. Apps can be downloaded that allow you to edit and display Microsoft office programs.
Quote from Apple.com