I know no one can really tell you what is the best fit for you, but find that reading posts here about other people's usage patterns and thought processes has been helpful. Although sometimes more confusing. So I am a writer by profession. I bought a 2007 Macbook with my first freelancing check. In 2011 it became unusably slow, hot, etc. I got a Mac Mini at that time and moved to desktop, as much of my serious writing work requires a PDF and a composing screen open at the same time (nonfiction). And it requires Scrivener, a Mac app that isn't on iOS yet. Then in July 2012 I got an iPad 2 16GB for $319 refurb. I got a Brydge keyboard for it and it served well as an almost-laptop, only I couldn't really do serious work on it because of the iOS (I multitask) and not having Scrivener, and just the size. I read PDFs, nonfiction and fiction on it, have music streaming on it and plug it into my stereo receiver at home, surf the web, do FB, email, have guitar tabs and tuner on it, do banking and check deposits with it, etc. That kind of thing. I have an iPhone 3GS on StraightTalk for my cell and find it small and slow, so I really just use it for phone calls, the occasional text, and music in my car via Spotify/bluetooth. I do not have cell coverage at my house as I live in the boonies. I travel to work each day and write in an office in a coworking space. I had been unplugging the mini, putting it in a padded lunchbox, and taking it with me. Ugh. So I just got a new 13" retina MB Pro for my primary work machine. The mini will continue to be used on my desktop at home, although it may end up as more of a family computer, I don't know. I use the MB Pro to go to and from the office and when I want to work at home and not sit at a desk, which is often, I use it. I traded my iPad 2 in for $200 at Target, and was able to sell the GC to someone. And then I just ordered an iPad Air LTE. My plan was to get a Moto X via Republic Wireless for $300, get the $25/mo plan on it for data, and be able to have true cell coverage at home, but use the Air on the road with LTE - checking email and replying, working in the car (I have two teenagers and spend a ridiculous amount of time waiting for them various places). But now I'm wondering if I shouldn't get a retina mini LTE instead. But then, I really like reading on the larger form factor of the Air and read a lot of PDFs and nonfiction books that seem like they would be too small on the mini. Or do I get the mini and basically use it as a cell phone, instead of dropping $300 on the Moto X? And get a cheap prepaid flip phone for calls? I hardly make/take calls on the cell; a few here and there during the day at the office, but I use Skype for almost everything business related and no reason I couldn't do the same with the Mini. I just need the school, my kids' dad, etc, to be able to reach me via phone during the day, so I do need a cell number. Thanks if you made it through all this! TL/DR: Should I get a retina mini LTE OR an Air LTE, or a mini LTE and wifi Air? Can I avoid buying a Moto X and get a cheaper plan and just take calls on my phone? Or should I plan to use the Moto X as my mobile everything and use the Air LTE for work on the go??? It seems ridiculous to have a 13" MB Pro, an iPad Air, and an iPad rMini LTE...and then a prepaid flip phone for basic calls, but it's tempting. I mean I'm considering the 13" MB Pro, an Air LTE, and a Moto X, so why not? Which one of those configurations is better, do you think?