...best move I've ever made. I get a TON more work on it, have full OSX to use at my disposal, am getting 6 hours of battery life (roughly) with normal "work" usage (Pages, Safari, dim setting on backlight), have a full keyboard, and it weighs less than one more pound. In all honesty, the "less battery life" and tablet-as-opposed-to-laptop factors are pretty much out the window. This is NOT a "slam iPad" thread, but I think those that needed an iPad wouldn't even be on the fence about this. If you want to do more creation than consumption on a secondary machine, there's just no contest. Very, very happy that I made the trade. Just wanted to share.