Ugh, just starting another thread about the need I have, and others have, for a Mac sub-notebook. I gained a pound with the MacBook when I wanted to lose a pound, or more. Seems like it's do-able, even if Apple insists on puting in an optical drive (when road peeps use it when?) http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/06/21/sony_unveils_vaio_tx3_sub-notebook/ I know Apple wants to sell .Mac and iLife upgrades, and it makes it a bit easier when you have a big screen and an optical drive on board, but if sony can do it, then by gum, Apple can do it too. Hope someone is listening out there.