Good news all around.
First of all - some discounted bargains to be had.
Second - the creeping idiocy of "cheap small computer" becoming an expensive white elephant for sake of it running the latest and greatest Microsoft system will most likely be rolled back. The success of a non-Windows device in this niche does not bode good news for Redmond. The OEMs have obeyed so far - Linux devices had their specs tweaked to make to be same cost as Windows. In the face of a market collapse they may ignore the whip from Redmond in favour of some experiments with alternatives. That is definitely good news. We have had nearly two decades of "micro and soft innovation". Enough is enough.
Three - the ability of the iPad to play video for hours with flying colours may finally make Intel stop deliberately crippling the platform with broken chipsets as well as make it stop preventing others like Nvidia from fixing this problem.
So if the iPad has really had this effect and this is not all hype I may as well pour myself something nice and celebrate.