I was dead against the MBA when it was previewed at MWSF but I had a play with one today - It's a very nice machine! If you think about what a laptop/notebook should be; light, portable, able to do some tasks but certainly not all - the Air has it completely right. If i had £1200 to spend on a laptop, i would only be looking at one product. The air would be the perfect compliment to a mac pro - do your high end work on the pro and use the Air when you're out and about. It does make it a very expensive internet surfing machine, as that and MS office is about all you're going to ask it to do - however if i was going into a meeting with a potential client, pulling that out of your bag to give a presentation is going to send out all the right signals - and i'd say for the £1200 investment, you'd quickly get it back with new clients impressed with the professional in front of them! However, i don't have £1200 to spend on a laptop - I've just bought a Mac Pro . Personally i'd be looking more at the macbook as a next laptop for me (my iBook G4 is still going strong though!! I love my little iBook!) as it's a better price range and with 4GB of RAM it's bloody quick, my dad has one with 4GB and it just slices through video editing on Final Cut. But i have been impressed with the Air when i first tried it today. I'd say for £1200 there is nothing better, but it's a lot to spend on any laptop imo, You could almost buy the base spec Mac pro for that! Or the other option would to be looking at a very nice second hand MBP for about £1200 that will just knock the Air out of the park performance wise, but that isn't what the Air is about is it?