I have a company windows laptop that I take with me on business travel. It’s on lockdown and is purely for work. I’m thinking of buying a 2nd device for entertainment when I travel. I’m torn between getting the new Macbook Air or waiting for the ipad 5 or ipad mini2. I have the ipad 3 currently so I’m familiar with it, I’m also very familiar with OSX. My current ipad 3 stays at home when I travel, it's an essential device for my wife and kids. Ipad Pros Casual games Love the tablet form factor for reading RSS feeds, web surfing, using it in the toilet, etc MBA Pros Freedom of OSX, so much more flexibility than IOS install more complex games I don’t need to convert videos in handbrake before I can watch them (unlike the ipad) Keyboard and mouse beats touchscreen (I have fat fingers and I hate typing on the ipad) I don’t need another laptop for work, so an ipad seems like a logical choice. Having said that, a MBA does have several advantages over the ipad’s restrictions and can serve as an entertainment device as well. The only thing is I can’t hold it in my hands while on the plane, or at the dinner table when I’m eating alone in a hotel. What do you think my next purchase should be?