The struggle for me is that I know (well based on reports), that an iPad won't cut it for writing text heavy articles. Plus, the occasional OSX apps that are too processor intensive for the iPad means that I may buy both an iPad and a MB(P). Budget is always an issue. I could buy a new MBP (the new one everyone's waiting for) for $1200 (assuming no price change), plus $500 for an iPad for a total of $1700. Kind of pricey! Or for $1300, I could buy a refurb white MB for about $800 and $500 for a iPad. Of course I could simply get a laptop, but where's the fun in that?