Its crazy how low the prices came down on the 2010 MBA but I just picked up a mint one for $600 - I sold my iPad 2 + leather portfolio + smart cover for $530 - for that small price difference the MBA is a much better choice. I'm a fashion photographer and I always bring my MBP 17" to locations and it's getting to be too much with my big asia trip coming up. I never edit on location anyways, only file transfers and looking over the shots. I'll probably pick up the iPad 3 to use as my portfolio (that's what my iPad 2 have been for). I don't really see myself ever using my iPad original or the iPad 2 - I just take it to meetings but I can easily do that with the air too. With a case + keyboard (needed for long email runs that I have to do) it's about the same weight as an air. The only thing I'm really missing is the longer battery life but for $70 more I'm really happy with the MBA. It does feel weird to have 2 laptops - I still have to travel with both of them. I will be leaving the 17" in the hotel for editing but for location shoots I'll bring the MBA.