Hey guys newbie here!! My wife's birthday is coming up and looking to pick up something for her. I am thinking either MBP 15" 2.4GHz i5 or an iPad wifi. I was gonna pick up the MBP already until I realized it's about the end of MBP cycle. It has been a while since last release. Based on how often Apple updates and releases their products, It seems kinda late for MBP. Plus I used to buy a Macbook just before the upgrade. I felt BAD!!! That's why I came up with iPad as an alternatives. Reason to buy MBP: She has a 2006 white plastic intel base iMac but was looking to downsize the computer to save some spaces in our condo. If i buy a MBP that iMac goes to her Mom, and the MBP will be her everyday computer. She uses computer to do some light PS for our photos and edit some short clips. Play the Sim 3 sometimes and of course browse a lot of Internet and Youtube that's all. Reason to buy Ipad: Well basically it's gonna be a bigger version of her iphone4 and a semi-laptop to kill times during commute or etc. Nothing heavy. I was also thinking about the new 13" air but not too sure how it will hold up for her everyday use to storage her songs, photos and other files. Thanks in advance!!