I can't really say I need an iPad, but a really really really want one!
A laptop is just to bulky to flip open on a long trip for reading or watching a movie, an iPhone is just too small, a desktop... well, can't really go anywhere with it. Come to think of it, I do need one! Hey! No more 'I see with my little eyes something that begins with a...'!
Maybe the competition should include a short essay on why YOU deserve the iPad. Mind you, that would probably be the same length as 20 posts.