I ventured to my local Apple store this morning for the first time this year I think. I only get there once or twice a year usually. So today was the first time I saw in person the iPad, the new 27" iMac's and of course the new MBA's. I also played with the Magic Trackpad and looked at the Magic Mouse. When I looked at the MBA 11" I instantly decided for myself that it was a netbook with a full size keyboard. I don't say that as a knock against it at all. It's just small! The 13" looked massive in comparison I thought. Then I went and saw the 27" iMac and was blown away at how HUGE it is. I've got the 24" iMac right now and I thought that was big, but that 27" is certainly something to behold. Then I played with the Magic Trackpad on that 27" behemoth. The trackpad was nice and worked well. I used it for a little bit trying to do some tasks I usually do to try and get the feel for it. I went in there with the intention of buying the Magic Trackpad, but after using it for a bit, I decided that it wasn't worth it for me. I don't see myself switching over from a mouse even in a majority way with a split in usage. So I didn't buy it. Absolutely beautiful and nice product though. Then I got to the iPad. I picked it up and noticed that it was much heavier than I had expected. I don't know what I thought it would have been, but it took me by surprise at what it really is. Again, I don't say that as a knock against the iPad at all. It is just an observation. I liked the iPad a lot. I messed with Mail, Safari, some ABC TV app, Pages and Numbers. So I am still torn on what to get, the iPad or a MBA. I want something portable and light that I can do a lot of writing on. The iPad didn't seem too bad to type on as I typed a lot of stuff in Pages to see how it felt. I am just thinking that maybe I should go with the MBA since it just got a refresh and then in the spring, wait and get the anticipated refresh of the iPad. Then I'll have both. I only walked out of the Apple store with iLife '11 Family Pack. It was a good 65 mile round trip and was well worth the time and fuel.