So i know there are countless threads on the wonderful advice on iPad vs. MBP. My situation is similar, but sort of different. Some background things that might be important: I'm a college student (Freshman) Have a MBP 2010 Base 13"-- works beautifully with Lion So here is the thing: Ever since I heard the rumor of the 15" MBA, i have been dying to get that. I wanted a big screen but it was just too pricey back then. If that turns out to be too pricey, I was thinking about upgrading my current 2010 Base 13" MBP to the latest and greatest [whenever that comes out] Recently and quite randomly, I was thinking how nice it would be to get an iPad. I have always wanted one, but never had the "need" and thus I managed to get by without it [i forgot about the whole "wanting the iPad" thing for quite a while] Anyway, with the spotlight turning towards the iPad 3, I once again find myself wanting an iPad. My only excuse is textbooks [i know you can find some online for free, illegal yes, but free], and i have noticed a few of my textbooks currently used floating online. Of course it will be for games, apps, etc. but considering that I am determined on either one of these options, anyone have any advice? Options: -- Sell current MBP, and buy a new 2012 / 15" MBA [whichever] --Buy an iPad 1, 2 , 3 [mostly leaning to 3, but i might go for the 2 b/c of the cheaper price.. still ] Anyway, any tips, suggestions, or something?