The Apple iPad with Retina Display and WiFi is fabulous. The graphics are smooth and easy on the eyes. The display is great for pictures, to produce art and for general productivity. The ease of use, the speed, and the available apps make it the most interesting item ever to be made by Apple. Most importantly, the WiFi makes this feel like the whole world is in your hands to conduct research, browse the Web, and connect with others. Battery Life I must say that this is an impressive feat from Apple. The iPad can survive up to 4 days without charging the battery. Mine, by the fifth day was ready to be re-charged. It is amazing how long it lasts. Treat it well and it will last you a long time. Processing Speed Cannot say enough how fast Apple products are. That is what sets them aside: graphics and speed. Not to mention the protection from viruses, and the apps that we all love from ITUNES. Games are easier played in the iPad and the connection to multiple sites at once is top speed. Weight It is reasonably light, not like the Air, but certainly not heavy. I carry mine in my bag quite comfortably and I do not feel like I have any annoying extra weight. I vouch for the size of this unit because of how high-speed and productive it is. App Availability iTunes...need we say more? Who doesn't love iTunes and the ton of applications and games, music, movies, shows, and other awesome podcasts available. I subscribe to college radio and government news but I can also download my 90's metal and my Real Housewives updates at the same time. Design Sleek, awesome, classic, very "Apple". I know what I am getting because I know the brand. I know the brand because I know the style of the brand and I trust it. Durability This is a sturdy unit that will give you everything that you want: portability, durability, long battery life, great apps, crazy-wonderful display, immediate Internet access, photography, storage, games, productivity, and anything else that you can think of. This is the thing to have.