First, I admit it is a cool idea, a cool looking notebook, and I can kind of unterstand how it will appear to certain segments of society, but in the end is it really just a prime example of Apple favoring form over function? There is no optical drive. Sure, you can get the external optical drive, but than that means one more device to carry around if you need one. While thin, it really is not a compact notebook, it still has length and width. Price, pretty expensive, especially considering that a MBP is only a couple of hundred dollars more. I could go on, but I dont want to appear to be bashing the MBA. It just seems that Apple, in its quest for a thin and light notebook, sacrificed many things to bring this to market.