The iPad 2 has been announced, so there have suddenly been very significant drops in the price of the iPad 1. For those who have been patiently waiting for a more reasonable price, well, it's here.
These come direct from Apple so with free shipping. I have the iPad 1, and it is fantastic with a few of the right apps. I have InClass and I take all my classroom notes on it. I also have a fancy alarm clock on it, that will wake me up with my own music. Then of course you need a few games, and all your books from Kobo can go on it with the Kobo app... it is an all in one awesome machine.