The new iPad only comes out March 16 so you'd have a challenge finding anyone who already has one. We are traveling the world for 8 months with the original iPad and don't have any problems. We bought our iPad after iPad2 came out to get it at better rate. Since Apple didn't promote the weight of the new one, it is either the same as ipad2 or a little heavier, but it will hardly be noticeable I'm sure almost 6 years ago
I love my iPad2 for traveling. So much lighter than a laptop, and of course you can get local sims for 3G connection, which is great. Remember to take your sim tray ejector tool, and something to clean the screen, as it can get very grubby. almost 6 years ago
My iPad2 would be the first thing packed! I use it nearly everyday, upload the pics I have taken using the SD card adaptor. Having 3G to keep up to date is a handy thing to have also.
I imagine the ipad3 will be just as worthy if not more. Buy one, you won't regret it! almost 6 years ago