So I've been pretty adamant in past posts that I just don't see the iPad as much more than a "luxury device". I owned an iPad 2 in 2011 and ended up selling it largely due to the lack of Retina (it was hard to look at vs the iPhone 4/4s at the time) and the fact that it was making my $2,000 iMac a dust collector. Well, 2 1/2 years later, I found myself curious about giving the iPad another try given the excellent reviews of the iPad Air, so I went out and bought myself one this week. I must say, the iPad has come a long way. Retina being the big key, but also the reduced weight of the Air making it a much more comfortable device to use for extended periods. While it reduces the usage of my newer 13" rMBP, it provides a whole new world of computing enjoyment that a laptop simply cannot provide. Holding the internet, an iMovie project, a Numbers spreadsheet, and games all in your hand is a much more intimate and satisfying experience and the new Air is as close to perfect as one could hope for. Just wanted to share some thoughts for those who have maybe had an iPad in the past and sold it or who are wondering if it's worth having between a Mac and an iPhone. My final verdict is - If you can afford it, go for it. Once you accept it as it's own device and stop wanting it to be a Mac or be an iPhone, you'll really have fun incorporating it into your life. Enjoy.