I bought my macbook air back in 2008. The specs are as follows: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Air Model Identifier: MacBookAir1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 800 MHz Boot ROM Version: MBA11.00BB.B03 I recently built a new i7 PC, and I am realizing how pathetically terrible my MBA is. I can't watch crappy youtube videos without my computer freezing. That's normal right? 'cuz macs always suck with flash right? Well how about this: I can't even watch downloaded .avi or .mpeg (low quality video) without it skipping/freezing/displaying the spinning color wheel LOL! I honestly think an iphone provides a better internet browsing experience than my MBair. I am a university student, so I liked being able to slip my skinny MBA into my bag so i could use it to take notes during lectures etc. yeah yeah, i cant really even browse the internet, but at least the word processing(microsoft word processing i might add) works great! so it is still a productive college tool. On to the point: I am now considering the destiny of my old macbook air. Is there any way i can upgrade the firmwire, or tweak some settings, or add some ram, or do anything at all to improve my old macbook's lifespan? Or should i just throw it on ebay and hope to find a sucker to pay 25% of what i paid for it 2 years ago? question two: Do the new macbook airs suck any less? can they at least play youtube without spinning the pinwheels of doom for 2 minutes at a time? question three: does apple have any kind of step-up program? i would love to mail my crappy MBA in for a not-so-crappy MBA!