I just picked up the 13" base model Air at Futureshop for $999. I've been using a 98 iMac core 2 duo and have been reading the forums here trying to decide what to get. After playing around on this Air all I can say is wow! It's snappy, quiet, and running cool. I was a little worried about the 4GB ram when I purchased it, but after realizing the performance of this SSD it more than makes up for it. Especially at this price point. The screen is great, the form factor is simply amazing, I couldn't be happier. The performance blows my old imac out of the water. I just wanted to let people know because I remember reading all the should I wait for "Air 2013" posts and "Air performance" posts. I'm absolutely thrilled with mine and currently residing on cloud 9. Go for it, what a great little unit. There were 4 or 5 units left at FS when I got mine so check it out...Best Buy has the same deal going. cheers!