I've got a friend with a the 1.86 2g MBA with the 128 SSD HD. I've got a 2.4 unibody MBP with 4 gigs of ram and applecare. My friend is getting frustrated and wanting to run pro apps on his machine, OTHO, I don't. I'm using the MBP tied to a desk with an external montior using consumer type stuff. I do occasionally run a few XP programs using VMware Fusion, if that makes any difference. My friend's proposing an even swap, since the overall price between the two systems are equal. While I'm not wild about losing an optical drive, the portability and weight of his rig is appealing to me. I've been hearing how snappy the SSD is for general use, but logically, I should be able to put in one in with twice the storage for half the price a year or two from now. I'd like some input from people who have used with, and lived with, the 1.86 MBA. What is the screen like? How does it do paired with a monitor? How fast and responsive does the system feel for everyday use? Deal or no Deal? Sign over the paperwork, or keep my Pro and update it with either more memory or a HD later on? Thanks for your advice.