For me, I use my netbook for more than just browsing the web. For example, I do need to carry out the occasional content editing, usually in Publisher for which I'm sure there is no iPad equivalent. While on holidays, I use the Netbook to backup my photos to an external HDD each evening I return to the B&B or hotel. During my last vacation, I stayed at a motel which provided free Internet by network ports only, but not Wi-Fi. iPads don't have a network port. :disagree:
On the other hand, if the iPad was like that Chinese knock-off, i.e. USB ports, Windows OS, etc. that would make a nice netbook replacement for me.