ipadHere comes the “ah” moment. Apple’s Steve Jobs has taken the stage at the company’s big launch event today to talk about the much-anticipated iPad. It is very thin. You can browse the web with it, and Jobs says, “It’s the best browsing experience you ever had. Way better than a laptop. Way better than a smart phone.”

It has a virtual keyboard and can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode. It has a built-in photo viewer, calendar, address book, maps, YouTube, and QuickTime movies and TV shows. You can browse the New York Times and check out photos, zoom in and zoom out.

You can use it to view Adobe PDFs. The keypad looks like it is quite easy for typing, since the keys are large and the keyboard view takes up about half of the screen size.