I'll be heading back to college in the spring and am contemplating what to do about equipment. I have an iPad 2 I'm considering selling off and replacing with the current 4, and just getting a monitor for my mac mini at home, which is being used as an HTPC. My other option is selling off both and just getting a macbook air. Either way, I want to use e-books, so if I get the air, I'll probably need the ipad 2 or get the mini. The other way I see it is I have a perfectly good mini sitting right in front of me. All I need is a monitor and tada, I'll have a real desktop (albeit with a painfully slow HDD.) If I really need the desktop for anything, I can already access it away from home with splashtop (which decided to finally work properly last month, so hurray!) I do know the air is faster and can do more than the iPad by itself, but I already love iOS iWork. The HTPC thing isn't really too important except for light gaming every now and then, as I have an appleTV for everything else now. What would you suggest? I'm leaning toward repurposing my existing mini and upgrading the iPad. It seems the most economical because the mini still has applecare on it.