Now that I've been using my iPad for awhile, I've realized that I don't need my macbook anymore, since the iPad takes the place of a portable computing device on the laptop level. However, I still need a computer to hook my iPad into and for other tasks and am going to get an iMac. I also am going to get a new iPhone to replace my current one. I think that will leave me with the optimal computing set up, iMac, iPad, and iPhone. iMac: will be used as the base station to sync my iPad and iPhone, use a a printing center, do more intensive tasks such as writing long documents, video editing, heavier web browsing, and other tasks the iPad is just not able to do. iPad: will be used as my portable device when I travel and as my around the house device. I use it alot on the couch and in bed, and also have it lying around the living room if I need to check something quick. I have brought it with me on vacation and its perfect since most hotels have wifi that I can easily surf the web and do other tasks while in my hotel room at night or use it on a plane. Much lighter and nicer to use than dragging my macbook around with me. iPhone: will be used as my everyday device when I'm out and about. I bring it everywhere, and many places bringing the iPad would be impracticable. To me, this is the ideal set up.