For many the iPad has reduced or eliminated the need to carry their laptops. But, what about us? The ones need their laptops and carry them always or often ... many of us love our iPads too. But, now we're carrying more weight and bulk instead of less That wasn't my hopes when reading about the iPad before it was released. I hoped to carry less, not more. Why do I need to bring my iPad. First is battery life, second is convenience to absorb content, movies, read emails, the third is still 'wow' factor maybe. Do I "need" to bring it along? No. In my recent travels I've noticed others with iPad in hand, and laptop along with them in their bag. The few I spoke to laughed when I mentioned it, we notice the extra weight, bulk, cables to carry, don't like it but so far many, including myself are doing it anyway. Really, my 13" MBP with a battery that lasts me 6-8 hours, (up to 10 as Apple says), lots of power, larger screen, great physical keyboard why bring the iPad. I wonder if the novelty will wear off, or if people will continue to carry both or eliminate one or the other. The iPad as it is now is limited to use for work ... whereas my 13" MBP can handle ALL my work and entertainment needs but instead I'm traveling loaded up with gadgets ... iPhone too.