I'm waiting for MBA and MB updates but I'd like to get some thoughts on this comparison. They end up costing around the same for me when you factor in student discounts and gift card from Best Buy (to match Apple promo). Macbook $899 (Student Price) ~$40 to upgrade to 4GB RAM iPad 16GB WiFi $499 -$100 from Best Buy gift card =$1340 Macbook Air w/ 4GB RAM $1339 (Student Price) =$1340 They really do want to make this decision difficult, don't they...I'm a student and I don't really need the ultra-portable that the Air offers, but it would be nice to have. I also have no use for a disc drive, and I like that the Air has an SSD and hi-res screen. I could use the iPad for things like Netflix (is wireless internet really fast enough to stream movies to an iPad??) and browsing. One reason I am leaning towards that is because I do not have a smartphone so it would be nice to have a portable internet solution. Has anybody else made this decision or have any thoughts about it?