I am in quite a mental dilemma here. I am really torn between the commons sense and productivity the new MPA could bring to my business/work and giving up key features of the iPad. I have listed below the specific pros and cons for each for my particular use case. Could I get some objective feedback from some fellow Mac fans? Thanks much! P.S. For budget reasons its a either or for me, cant have both , also I am looking at the 11 inch model of the MPA. iPad Pros Better Battery life Lighter Usable in more situations A lot invested in apps (>$100) Portable video player for my daughter Amazing digital Bible (again invested quite a bit in digital versions) Comic Book reader Instapaper eBook Reader (torn here however, I love to collect books so I am not completely sold on this) Love Things on the iPad for my to dos My daughter loves playing with the iPad Keynote- This one is pretty huge for me. 2-5 times a week I do my sales pitches with keynote on the iPad and its the perfect device for this purpose . iPad Cons Email not as good (gmail user, use many attachments) Cant do email attachments (60-70% of my emails have attachments of some type) Cant edit WordPress sites, again a pretty major thing I do on my PC that the iPad cant... Feature creep with my iPhone 4. I honestly feel bad sometimes as my iPhone does what my iPad, and it sits there unused alot. Not a true laptop replacement for my user needs- I am not able do the email, website editing, and other things on here so I really am tied to my main computer (iMac). Would be nice to be more portable especially when out of town or to just get out of the office once in a while. MPA Pros Full Computer expierence Real Keyboard Can do all the my email activities Can do all website editing activities Still can do keynote (although I think the iPad is much better, more intimate expierence etc.). Instant on and stand by that I have grown to love from the iPad MPA Cons Significatnly less batterly life (50%). Although I rarely if ever would use it for longer thant 5+ hours so not sure how important this one is for me. My concern like with previous laptops is that the battery would really degrade over time (never owned a Apple laptop so not sure here). More expensive (after I sell my iPad I would still have around $400 to pay) Giving up the great UI of iOS on a large device and general iPad awesomeness Thanks again!