Hi everyone! Me again. (if anyone helped me in my previous conundrum, iPad vs. MBP - thank you!) My question today is a little different. iPad won for me during my MBP vs. iPad confusion - only because I have an iMac and I didn't feel I needed 2 powerful devices. At the time, I had never even thought about getting a MBA. In fact, I didn't know anything about them. I've done research now and I am incredibly torn. I realize FULLY that they are 2 completely different devices and that they aren't easily compared. I also understand that none of you know me personally and therefore do not know what I *truly* want and I'm not trying to be annoying by asking this! That being said, I am torn between an iPad and the MBA. Here is what I need the device for: light writing (using pages), web surfing, chatting online, email, netflix, music. All of those things can be accomplished on either device, but here are my pros and cons: I can get a $100 app store gift card if I purchase the MBA (I'm a student, but I wont be taking this device to class, I do online classes on my iMac) and I can also save $50 dollars on the MBA for being a student. Another benefit: a new MBA was just released, so I wont be buying technology from March and in the tech world, that feels like decades ago! Nothing makes me more depressed than spending a lot of money on something that is replaced entirely in 6-12 months - iPad 3? Ah, that's life though I suppose. A con for the MBA would be spending more money, but it could very well be worth it and I just don't know! Pro's for the iPad would be the magazine subscriptions, a lot of fun apps, 10 hour battery life, portability (not that the MBA isn't portable!) and cheaper price. A con: backlight bleeding worries me and I will want the iPad 3 when it comes out next year. So, everybody, please tell me what device you have and why you like it. Also, based on what I wrote here, please help me make a decision! Because clearly making the decision myself isn't working out so well for me. I know I'm in the iPad forum, but I am leaning more toward the iPad since I have wanted one for about a year and a half and have only wanted a MBA for 2 weeks now! Ideally I'd like both devices, but I can only afford one or the other for the time being. Thank you!