The Macbook Air is meant to be a slim, portable, lightweight computer for heavy travelers. It has more RAM than most who fall in its niche need, as well as more ghz. It still has a larger screen, but maintains its weight (two pounds is a bigger deal then two inches when traveling). The only downside I can see is the limited storage, but even still, most who would buy this computer don't need more than that. This doesn't need to be a secondary computer for people who do not need one for pro work, but only for email and internet. The reason it has had an overwhelmingly negative response on this forum and others is because the majority of people who post regularly here use intensive programs, either for a living or as a hobby, or both. However, that doesn't make it an inferior computer, it just means it isn't for you. 1.6 ghz may be substandard relative to other Apple computers PC's, it still runs almost all applications extremely well. The price is high because of the amount they had to fit in such a small shell. It's not the usual Apple premium. So, why all the complaining? Because a pro computer wasn't introduced, and the MBP wasn't updated. Again, the computer isn't inferior, it is just not for you.