Hope you ladies and gentleman will be able to help me decide whether to get an iPad. I'm a writer, and often work on the move (buses, trains, boats). At present, I take my MacBook Air with me (alongside a USB 3G device for internet connectivity). This works well in some ways — the Air is light and portable, and I keep all my documents on the one device. But sending and receiving emails when I'm out can be fiddly. My iPhone notifies me by push email when I have a message, and is good for typing short replies, but if I need to compose something longer or add an attachment, then I need to get the Air out of its case, open it, allow it to awake, plug in the 3G device (which sometimes causes the Air to crash and require restarting) and dial up before I can receive or send mail. Then I have to allow messages to send fully before quitting 3G Watcher, removing the 3G device, and shutting and putting the Air away. I believe this would be so much quicker with an iPad, but a few questions: 1 Can the iPad receive push email and complete sending messages when it is asleep, like the iPhone? 2 If I get Pages, can I create Microsoft Word-compatible documents on the iPad? Is there any way to name and store them on the device, then send them as email attachments? 3 Can I open incoming Microsoft Word attachments and read them as I write? (In other words, does Pages allow more than one document to be open and visible on-screen simultaneously?) 4 I know I can access all my documents on the iPad via Dropbox. But can I add new documents to Dropbox on the iPad so they will immediately sync with my MacBook Air's folder when I get home? Thanks for any help and advice!