I know people have probably seen plenty of these posts about the same topic, but i figured i'd revive it with my issue. I currently have a Mid 2011 13 inch Macbook Air, the base model with the 1.7 i5, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD. For Christmas, i know i am getting the new "New" ipad...(Thanks apple) but am not entirely sure if i should keep it. I've figured out a couple of scenarios, but am just to confused on what to do. I should add that i am a university student, i use my Air specifically for taking notes, web browsing, doing papers and thats basically it. I do bring the air to school on a daily basis and i have my iPhone 5 for the other things i use (i.e. Facebook, instagram, etc..) The setups are as followed: 1st: - Sell my Macbook air, keep the iPad and use it at school for taking notes (with the addition, of possibly a Zagg Keyboard case) and with the money from Selling the air put it towards buying a new 21.5 iMac (the base model) 2nd: Keep my Macbook air, keep the iPad, and purchase an external display to use at home with the air. This leaves me with dilemma of trying to decide which one to use, i feel like one or the other will be the odd man out, and ultimately one will end up collecting dust But a pro of this would be if i did need to take the laptop to school for true multitasking, then i'd have that option, but of course the iMac is still far more powerful (i'd assume) 3rd: Keep the air, return the iPad, and get an external display and be done with it. This seems like a slightly boring idea. I'm not paying a dime for the iPad, but i just don't want it to go to waste and me not use it to it's full potential. Any input would be greatly appreciated, again i know you all have probably seen similar threads many times before but PLEASE help with your input!!