First off... I know the Air is not a gaming machine! Was the reason we received an improvement with the HD 3000 (Shocking to most) upgrade due to poor Nvidia OSX drivers to begin with? I am starting to think this is the case. There have now been three driver updates to the HD 3000 and none of them have brought perormance to match the 320m under windows. I would think Intel would want to cater to the windows/gaming crowd and bring these magical OSX drivers to Windows. MW3 is out now and I am about to step back into a 2010 for the 320m and battery life. Only wish I could jam the 2.13 into the 11". As for thunderbolt, I am sure by the next revision there will be more things to use with it. Honestly though, if we are all stuck with Intel's (Ultrabook) IGP GPU's through Ivy, what are they going to do to fix things for gamers out there. Look at that report on the main page. MBA's were 23% of Apples computer sales. I walked into a Best Buy and asked them to show me all their PC laptops with dedicated graphics last weekend. The showed me 2! I cant tell you how many 17/15/13" laptops were there with the HD 3000 inside. I know if I were crunching numbers/video/larger filter photos the i5/i7 would be the smarter choice. But seeing as though one can get a maxed NIB 13" 2.13 for $1100, Vs. $1650 for the i7, as a windows gamer and casual computer user, take the battery life, Snow Leopard, Gaming FPS and run. ($500 savings is half an iMac) Use that for the heavy lifting. Thoughts?