I have been working with advice from this site for a few weeks to get my computers to a place where I can anonymously surf the web using a VPN or Tor operating off of a Truecrypt loaded flash drive. I have also opened a webmail account that offers a more private and secure environment. I have a strong concern about two main issues; certain people being able to track my internet traffic and people being able to access my email correspondence. Last week a friend gave me a brand new iPad 2. I have not opened the box yet because I want to make sure I can do the things I need to do on it privately. I understand it does not have a flash drive, which means I would have to get this set up on its own. I don't know what that entails or if its even possible. My son suggested I return the iPad for the new Asus Transformer. I am attracted to the docking station as I will never type directly on an iPad, at least not for 90% of my work. Can anyone tell me whether the basic tactics I am use (VPN/Tor, portable FF, truecrypt) can be used effectively on either of these devices? Is there something I should know that would help me make a good decision using a pad rather than a laptop? Mac vs. Asus? Thanks so much.