I left my iPad on a plane. It was not returned to me. I rather liked the little guy, and whatever doubts I had about it seemed to disappear after I realized I no longer had it. I did miss it even after thinking I was sort of on the fence. I want to replace the iPad, but decided to force myself to wait until Apple released the next revision to the iPad. Well, now I'm thinking I'd rather have the MacBook Air. My main uses would be: kindle netflix general web surfing watching movies porn mlb.com (iPad app did not have access to archived games) email Thinking about it, it really seems like the main differences would be: OS X v. iOS (advantage Air) Flash v. no Flash (advantage Air) watching movies off my home server (advantage Air) keyboard v. touch (toss up, I really liked having the touch UI, but having a keyboard and touchpad also offer their own advantages) battery life (advantage iPad) weight (advantage iPad) price (advantage iPad) email (advantage iPad, what a great email client it was) I have a Windows computer with an i7 and 12GB of ram for HD editing and heavy stuff. I have a 2010 MBP 17" for heavy laptop use. So, this would strictly be a recreational device. Am I thinking this through? I have the MBP 17" so, the air is just a smaller, lighter version of a laptop that I would never really use for Photoshop, or After Effects or any of that. The iPad is smaller and lighter still, and I really was impressed with the battery life on the iPad. I found steady use for my iPad, and would use my Air in much the same fashion. I liked apps as much as I found them frustrating. I'm kind of leaning Air. In a couple of hours, I'll be leaning iPad. Argh. I don't see Apple upgrading the Air that frequently, so, it seems like it should hold it's resale fairly well (like, into the summer) should I decide I want to punt on the idea. For what I want to do (consume media), seems like the $999 version, even with the stock 2GB of ram would suffice. Is the 1.4GHz enough to watch high quality H264 video?