I decided a couple days ago (or I figured that I had) to go with a tablet other than the Ipad after becoming extremely disappointed and agitated at safaris performance (tab reloading) and the general lack of RAM they include, for reasons such as stated previously and because how is 1gb going to perform even further down the road with more intensive applications and what is probably going to be a heavier OS? Having said all that boy am I having problems finding a tablet that looks as good as the Ipad. The nexus 7 comes pretty close but fails in some regards, namely I'm not so sure I'd like android on a tablet, secondly, only 32gb as the max storage option (absolute pants), thirdly I was going to go for a full size air this tablet is only 7 inches, and lastly the hardware on the nexus 7 as far as tech goes is already starting to age. Next I looked at some microsoft tablets (mostly all hybrids). This was weird because I was at first DEFINITELY not in the market for a laptop but when I figured that I was prepared to spend 930 dollars on the Ipad well, that opens alot of prospects into the full computer area. So I had a looksy at the Venue 8, only shortly in person, seemed decent but again I would probably only use an 8 inch device for consumption and web browsing, not sure that that's something full windows is needed for or will excel at. After that I looked at the surface 2 and the surface pro 2. I don't believe I'd get windows RT mostly because of how terrible it is in the app department, but the surface pro 2 looked very nice, although again didn't have much of a chance with these either. The surface pro 2 has a very nice type cover which I liked ALOT, and it is very powerful, but again I wasn't even in the market for a laptop at first because I didnt really want to deal with viruses and the like. I even looked at the Macbook air but I didn't like the screen and I really wanted a touch screen. The only other tablets I've thought about are the dell venue 11 pro, and the Kindle hdx, but the kindle hdx is one I'm almost sure I won't get and I don't know much at all about the venue 11. So in summary my question is this: I am someone who owns no laptop, no tablet either. Only a smartphone and a desktop. At present there is not much, if anything in the way of serious work I need to do on this new device. At most I'll probably use it for text books and things. I was prepared to spend alot of money on the air and at that point I was questioning the logic of such a decision when a laptop or the surface pro 2 would be about the same amount of money. My ONLY concern with the air, and yes it really is the only real negative for me currently is the RAM. And for some people that might not be a big deal I don't know but from using the Air lightly in the apple store it seemed to reload quite a bit, also as mentioned I'm very worried about the future prospects of this tablet. I'm a very indecisive person and some tell me quite neurotic, maybe this gigantic post verifies that, but I'm just looking for educated input before I throw down cash or if I just keep it nestled in my wallet. So, what should I do?