Is it really necessary to add to the corpus of online writing about the new iPad?
Probably not, so just let me say two things.
First:- you need a 4G model and a decent data plan.
I switched from my old O2 tariff of £12 a month for 1GB of data to Three's £25 a month for 15GB... which seems to be plenty for the time being even with iTunes Match.
Secondly:- ignoring the new iPad, Apple have really ramped up the ecosystem thing with iCloud.
I went to the cinema after I bought my new iPad. Using their free WiFi my new iPad was set up and restored from my latest iCloud backup whilst I watched 21 Jump Street.
Every device I have bought pre-iCloud came with the downside of losing your perfectly honed setup and having to start again resetting things the way you like them.
With the new iPad there was none of that. I had my old home screen, apps, data and settings but on a quicker, better looking device without even having to take it home, let alone plug it in to my computer. The only resetting seems to be apps which sync to DropBox which need your credentials again.
It's easy to get blasé about this, but it is magical to see in action. It's also a big tie-in to the Apple ecosystem... How good would a rival tablet have to be to persuade me to go back to setting everything up from scratch?
The only downside for me is losing my Apple iPad 1 folio case. Yes, it attracted dirt like crazy, but for me this is the best iPad case from a usability perspective. The smart covers are clever, but I don't really like the origami element.
The hunt continues for a replacement...