So I recently bought a January 2008 macbook air with an ssd in it for $350, and I couldn't be happier. The 2008 air is still an awesome computer and think it makes perfect sense for like 90% of potential users - especially students. At the prices it's selling for now (the price I paid is perhaps a small bit lower than normal), I think it should be on people's list for an entry level machine. Sure I'll never do any of my photo editing work on it, but who cares. For 90% of my activity and the activity of most users, this thing is still awesome. My mac pro is starting to get dusty. If anyone is thinking about buying one of these - do it. They're a deal to be had in my opinion. The only people who will tell you it's too slow for normal use are guys who spend their days at home reading reviews on Anandtech from their 12 Core Mac Pro's with 32GB of Ram and 8 TB of storage. They'll whine "look at how long it took the Macbook Air 1,1 to copy a 5GB file!!!!" while they smugly comment on how quickly their Mac Pro loads their next Youtube video.