We are looking at getting a computer type device for the kids to pull up web pages on as well as work on school projects. We were looking at imacs but the price and lack of portability decreases the desire for it. Then we looked at the different Macbook air/pros and trying to find one that will do what they need for several years and runs good. Ipad Air is another possibility using a bluetooth keyboard with a case on the ipad. Using the including iworks apps it would have the same type things they need that computers have for word processing/spreadsheets/powerpoint. Wanted to get other people's take on ipad air vs the Macbook. Price is important and we also have two other laptops and ipad minis in house for parents. This would just be for kids.