I've been waiting to get a new laptop as my 2008 MBP (2.4 Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM) had liquid spilled on the keyboard 4 months after I got it (and I just decided to live with it as punishment to myself), and it's good to know that if I get a maxed out MBA 13", it will be faster than what I have now. I was also thinking about getting the next iPad refresh that comes out later this year or early next. My question to those with both currently, is do you find the iPad redundant if you have both? The MBA is already so portable. I have this education loan from my school that I can use on computers and accessories, but the catch is we can only get reimbursed once (even if we dont use all of it), so I'm hoping to use all of it. Do those that own both find different uses for them? or should I just get an external monitor with the remainder of the loan? I do travel around some in the northeast, and being in med school, I can def use any extra time I have to study...that's why that the iPad was initially so intriguing.