It's really just a giant iPhone/iPod Touch -- and in the same way, I'm told pretty much self-explanatory. You pinch, you pull, you tap. If whatever it is looks like what would be the likely thing to do it probably is. I guess it's a mixture of the sheer directness of multitouch and a company that actually puts some thought into usability. I don't think I ever opened the manual to my iPod Touch, never even looked to see if there was a quickstart quide.
There's no Microsoft Office for it -- at least not yet, although there are rumors. And you wouldn't go editing video on it. But for surfing, email, and blogposting it probably feels more direct and better and faster to use. They're not that powerful in spec. terms, but that's kind of irrelevant, since it's the perception in use that matters, and people feel them to be fast. If you can run iTunes on your Dell you've got the software there it needs for set-up and updating and so forth.Will this be a good business tool, and will I be able to integrate it with my Dell?
I'd have thought that the biggest drawback from a Primal point of view would be that most people sit them on their laps without a moment's thought. You really don't want something that's talking to a WiFi access point -- and a phone network, too, I guess -- near your privates. In fact, you don't really want it touching any part of your body at all for extended periods of time. Sit it on a couple of thick cushions, and you're better off.