The Deal Wizard has some snooty Mac friends. They always walk around talking about how wonderful the Mac is. They are right!
We HIGHLY recommend the MacBook Air. We've had one for several months and it's simply the best computer we've ever owned.
As always, we bought a refurbished model... complete with a full one-year Apple warranty. We did buy the AppleCare extended warranty, but paid half-price for it on a daily deal.
We've used the iPad ONCE in 4 months since the MacBook arrived. We promise, you'll like it too.