Hi I am planning to get the new MBA to complement my imac. Have the original MBP but realized I never use the 'pro' features and instead get irritated by the heat. My plans for use are: - Surfing, email - Some limited web design - WMWare to run some job stuff that doesn't exist on Mac but non graphic intensive, although Vista OS will be the basis. - Some older non too hot games, AoE, Spaceward Ho. - Watch some reruns of CSI on cbs.com - lots of smaller utilities to check web cams etc. Do you see a big improvement performance wise with the 1.8 SSD vs 1.6 HDD and how i sbattery life? Thanks for the advice. Btw, I plan to buy as soon as the 'lines' issue is resolved.