I am going to purchase a new macbook soon; my first one. Like everyone, I'm not made of money and I am planning on going to university soon so portablility is key. My options are these: a) buy a 13" MacBook pro in 2011 when a refresh is available and hope the 13" is updated with a better processor. Then buy a second gen iPad. Both are the lowest specs (£999 Macbook and 16GB iPad) b) Buy a 15" MacBook with an i5 processor for Christmas and buy an iPad in two years. With discount, the 15" MacBook comes to about £1250. Again with discount, the 13" MacBook and iPad comes to about £1215. (without VAT increase) Is it best to buy two lower powered computers over one highly powered computer? I will be doing things like programming, movie editing and photo editing like Photoshop. Thank you. p.s. In 2011, the UK government will increase VAT to 20%. At the moment it is 17.5%.