I am a recent convert to the Mac world - bought a 2014 15" MBPro last May. It has worked out well (although I miss Windows facile handling of legacy printers). I want something smaller and lighter for traveling. My on-the-road use will be mostly email and web browsing. My HDD requirements are modest - I am only using 90G of the 500 on the MB. I began looking at iPads given my requirements. Anything from the iPad Air (9.7") and up means carrying it in something due to size. Cell phone connectivity is not important to me and the various photo/video capabilities are only marginally attractive - I carry a camera and when i really want photos I rely on a pro level DSLR. I looked carefully at a recently discounted offer on the 9.7" pro. By the time I added a keyboard/case ( I don't do well typing on a screen) I was over $800. The connectivity of the iPad is also limited (I am sometimes places where the only internet is wired - an issue with the iPad) So I stopped and considered the 11" MB Air - no longer current but readily available - not that much bigger or heavier and it will be in a briefcase - ample processing power and better keyboard and connectivity and, looking at offerings, less expensive than a kitted out iPad. Cons: no photo/video capability and, by today's standards, low resolution screen. The former is not really an issue nor, given the intended use, is the latter. So - have I missed any factors that should be considered? With offerings from 2010 to 2014 is there any particular version that should be avoided or is especially recommended? Comments or suggestions greatly appreciated.