wi-fi? : YES
sync to my XP 2002 outlook? YES : GUIDE
network to ------------ 98SE,win2000,XP home,XP pro,vista,Windows 7? NO - Unless you remote into a Windows Computer using the iPad : GUIDE
ability to play 175GIGS of MP3's? NO
- Unless you are SHARING the music on your home network through iTunes (64GB max for the iPad)
Remember, the iPad is NOT a "computer". There is no start menu (or even a mac start menu), its basically a gigantic iPod touch. Great for web browsing and apps from the apple app store, and playing music and movies.