There are no real bargains, no matter how you look at it. (Well, maybe the MacBook Air...)
The iPad mini has always felt like the neglected little sibling in the iPad family. It seems that will soon be official.
I have a few things to add to Matt Gemmell's analysis.
I trust Apple more than other companies. Apple's services… less so.
If the Mac's trajectory is being driven downwards, what about iOS? All the efforts put into iOS's development, are they bringing true progress or leading towards a reinvention of the wheel?