I have personally seen the iPad in person for a brief minute and the viewing angles are really good. Not only that but the display is even left to right, top the bottom. Something that the Macbooks (and really all laptops) are missing out on. I know in the past I have returned my Macbook cause the unevenness in the display and brightness would drive me crazy. Sure the battery life is probably not as good, but still hoping Apple will change there Macbook displays to IPS type of display.