I currently own a late-2010 13-inch macbook air which I absolutely love. I use it for everything including surfing in bed at night. I also have a basic kindle that i use for reading books. Love it too. I was convinced that I wanted an Ipad 3, but after thinking further, I don't know what functionality it will give me over the air and kindle (for reading). I've looked at multiple threads from people who were trying to decide between the two, but would really like to hear from anyone who actually uses bothm, and specifically, for what purposes you use each device. Thanks in advance. PS, this purchase would be a complete splurge -- definitely something i "want" and probably don't "need."