I won't list all of the features, you can find them here:
ANd as of March 11 (probabaly midnight), you can order one from the Apple store.
But, I really use my iPad, and highly recommend this new one. Wait. Maybe I DO want one.
BTW, Apple has REDUCED the price of the original iPad to starting at $399 ($349 for refurbished). So if you want to buy a present for your family or friends, it's a no brainer.