Since getting an iPad, I find I use my Macbook Air less and less away from the desk. The iPad is getting more capable of replacing my computing needs away from the desk, so my Air is connected to a display and sitting on my desk the majority of the time. Because it's connected to a display, speakers, power and external HD, it becomes tedious to unplug just to move the laptop around the house. In the choice to pick up either the Air or the iPad, the iPad wins due to convenience. Now, there are times when the Air is certainly more capable than the iPad and would be more appropriate. I always thought it would be great to use the Air away from a desk, like at a coffeeshop or anywhere outside. I could get some real work done on it. But what has happened is that these occasions are few and far between. It's almost like having the worst of two worlds. By having a laptop constantly connected to a third party display and accessories, it's not an elegant desktop solution like the iMac. Also, having to unplug the Air all the time and then plug back in is not ideal either, it's easier to just use the iPad for portability. I'm thinking of making the switch to an iMac + iPad setup and see how I go, even though I love Apple's laptops. It's difficult to pull the trigger though, because I feel that buying a desktop computer is so last century. Is anyone having similar thoughts or been through the same decision? Would love to hear your thoughts.