Those of you considering the purchase of an e-book reader might want to take a look at this short comparison of the Apple iPad to the Amazon Kindle. The video impresses me as a fair representation of the strengths and weaknesses of both devices. I have had an iPad since July of last year and I am loving it more every week, it seems. In my opinion, it's no contest even with the substantial difference in price because the iPad is capable of doing so many things so well. I have the basic version that, with accessories, cost me about $575. I like the idea of having a multi-purpose device instead of yet another single-use gadget, but that's just me. Take a look; I hope this helps a bit if you're on the fence.