Stephen M. Hackett:
I got several questions and looks from people when I took the iPad out of my bag, both on the plane and at the Salvation Army facility. That’s to be expected when you carry a new hot piece of tech, I suppose. Not a big deal, as long as no one is creepy about it.
All in all, the iPad served as a moderately useful laptop-replacement on this trip. It really shined in the areas of battery life and portability. The weight difference alone in my carry-on made carrying the iPad instead of my MacBook Pro worth it.
I have yet to get to travel with mine. This is about what I would expect.