I just got my SR Black macbook 10 days ago and so far it has been great and fast but after playing with the Air I feel like it would only be fair to try it out and see which one works the best for me. I know I will prob have to pay a restock on the one I return but at least I will have the piece of mind that I got the one for me. I went with the HDD version and saved $100 with student ID. Here are my observations so far: 1: The quality feels great, work of art and no creaks plastic like the macbook. Just feels better to hold and doesn't get fingerprints as bad. 2: Love the lighted KB as I type in the dark and I hunt and peck. 3: Screen has slightly better viewing angle vertically then the MB but at full brighness it is much brighter. This will be nice when out in the sun. 4: Isight is not quiet as clear and nice as the MB but I have not had any probs with it like some have reported. Maybe the cam had to be thinner for the screen. 5: 1080p videos drop frames where they played perfect on the MB. I am hoping 10.5.2 will have improved video drivers for the x3100 that will help this. Not a big deal because i will watch a max of 720p rentals etc. 6: When I plugged it in to charge last night at 30% it took over 8 hours to turn from amber to green. I am hearing this should settle down after a few charge cycles. I feel the MB has slightly better battery life. If the battery stuff doesnt sort out it could be the deal breaker. 7: I rarely use the usb ports and never use firewireports so the lack of ports is no biggie. 8: Wifi is not as good as the MB but works fine. Unless I find any major flaws or issues this will prob be a keeper.