Well, I am shopping on a budget and really am torn between getting a combo duo of the iPad Air/Mac Air or the Retina. I love the iPad for consuming media, occasional games, videos, etc. It is just a great device. I also like the price point of the Air, despite being able to plunk down 1000+ on a PC laptop and getting a much better system. But being a PC user for so many years, I just dislike the amount of errors I ran into with windows. PC laptops for myself seem to have much shorter shelf lives (in my experience). If I went with the Retina, I'd get the 15" just because having a smaller screen doesn't really make much sense if you are paying a premium. What should I do? What have you guys done? I mean, if I did get the retina, I'd probably wait until Christmas to get an iPad. I've never owned an iPad, but most of the people that I know that do own one, have indicated they used the iPad more than their actual computer. I use my current computer (desktop, which I am selling on CL) for pretty much average needs. I do some work on photoshop and Avid for fun (family videos, recut trailers, etc). I have been to the store a few times and really like the Retina screen. I know I would be fine with the Air/iPad, but also know I'd be fine with just the Retina. Ugh. I need help!