Firstly let me say that I am sorry for the new thread. I know there are many threads dealing with the above question, but I just felt that I wanted to approach the whole issue from a different viewpoint. In my signature you can see my computer configuration. My main computer is a mac pro and I also have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. I also have a laptop I use at work (a Windows Dell Laptop...). The iPad covers a very specific gap in my computing needs. When I sit on the sofa I have my iPad and use it to surf the internet, check emails, read RSS feeds and occasionaly play a game or two. I also have it with me when travelling ( I travel a lot by train) and I use it the same way. It has been a great companion so far and I love it. The thing is that there are some things that the iPad doesn't do very well, that make me thing about the Macbook Air. I hate Safari on the iPad. I don't like the constant refreshing of pages. I also find it to be not that fast compared to a proper desktop browser. Not having flash is also a disadvantage. I have tried almost all browser alternatives and they all have their issues. I was thinking about getting the 11" Macbook Air just for surfing the Internet and checking emails. I know it is an overkill but I am sure it will do the job much better than an iPad. I am slowly getting bored of the iPad because of the small issues it has. I also find its performance with iOS 4.2.1 not very good. Many times when switching apps there is a lag and the device isn't as responsive as it was with iOS 3.x. While I do appreciate the mobility of the iPad, I think that the Macbook Air can work better for my computing needs, apart from gaming of course. The big question is, should I get the MBA and dumb my iPad, just keep the iPad and forget about the MBA or get the MBA and keep the iPad? Something tells me that if I sell my iPad I will be sorry about it very soon. On the other hand having the MBA is very tempting and I certainly love the design and the hardware. I know it is an overkill to have both, so what do you think?