Hi all! I have an ipad (3rd gen) but I dont use it for travel anymore. There are a couple of reasons, but mainly there are windows software that I need to run, and I am tired of having to convert video files before being able to watch them on the ipad. I know there are apps that purport to play all types of movies, but Ive tried them and they dont work as advertised. Sometimes there is no audio, sometimes the picture and sound doesnt sync after a while. Instead Im using a 2008 Macbook unibody, running windows on a virtual machine. Everything works, but the battery life is terrible (less than 2 hours) and its heavy. And I miss the form factor of holding a tablet for general reading and web surfing. Should I upgrade to the new Macbook Air or Microsofts Surface Pro, which can work as a tablet and a windows PC. Surface Pro sounds perfect for me, but battery life is poorer than the MBA and its more expensive.