Ok, so I have run through a few pro's and con's already (and there are quite a few). I use my MBP mostly at home on the couch for browsing and watching Hulu, etc. I use my iphone quite extensively through out the day (instant question and answer machine while I teach, mostly). I have an 80GB ipod that serves my music needs quite adequately, so there is nothing gained or lost there. Any "real work" light photo/ video editing I could do on the Mini. Here are some of the Pro's and Con's I have come up with, and I would love to hear some thoughts by all of you... Pro's: -W/ 3g iPad I would have a usable screen with internet access anywhere I go, with out having to tether. -Much faster experience operation wise on the iPad platform vs. my iphone 3g. -NO CONTRACT FOR DATA!!!! -Much more portable, usable devise (iPad vs MBP) -A dedicated computer for my 50" television for Boxee, etc. (Mini vs MBP) -A fine machine to use while I teach (I use a small Podium, it would be awesome.) -Battery Life on my portable would be at least trippled (I am getting roughly 2 hours on a Battery cycle in my 2.53 Unibody MBP.) Con's: -Portable power is gone. I could lug the Mini, however, that is not going to happen. -Portable access to my Hard Drive is limited. I have a ME account, so not all is gone, but most. -An iPad is a well equipped iphone, not a slimmed down laptop. (No Optical drive for loading music on the go, etc.) There are more... I am no longer a power user like I was when I got my MBP, so I do not need the portability any longer. Is there anything I should think about before I make my swap? I have a flip phone that I will but back into use when the iphone gets the boot... Thanks!