So this is my predicament, I bought a 2010 11" top of the line Macbook Air in March to finish my senior year of high school. During the summer, I realized I could save money and weight by getting my textbooks electronically, So I bought a used 1st gen iPad off ebay and that work very well, (so far I'm out $200 for textbooks instead of $400, so the iPad should pay for itself by the end of the year. So I've been doing an iPad and macbook air combo for a bit. Sadly, I've run into a few snags, The dorm wifi is very bad (not unusable) because the building is cement and the best way to to connect is with ethernet (problem 1). In addition, I'm running out of space because I made a snow leopard partition for some compatabiliy problems, and with all my photo's and iTunes, space is getting filled up fast. Not to mention I might need a windows partition in the future. So, I've been thinking about getting a base line iMac and using it as my main machine, it could easly be tethered the an external HD 24/7. But then I feel like I have too many devices. The Air's portably is a godsend because the library is quiet, has AC, and good wifi. But I work allot in the dorm and with lots projects the screen real-estate of the air does become an issue, mot to mention the wifi. But the iPads a textbook to me 80% of the time, so in reality I only have one small computer at the moment. So does it make sense to have an iMac, Macbook Air, and iPad combo, can you offer me any other ideas? Thank you!