I just wanted to post on here my initial impressions for those that might be interested. I got a new 13" 256SSD 8GB Air and I'm in love. I upgraded from an late '06 Macbook and the difference is obviously huge. I do have the Samsung SSD and am getting 400 write speeds and 450 read speeds. Incredible. It opens a 22 MB photo launching photoshop cs4 in under 5 seconds. I don't have any games to test out, but overall the air just flies. I've timed a cold boot to useable in 11 seconds. I haven't heard the fans once, though I haven't really put it through its paces yet. But amazing that I haven't even heard it at all. And for me, heat....what heat. Now I don't want to sound just blind fanboy. I love this machine and haven't found a single fault yet. But I did have a 6 year update just fall in my lap Oh and if you can, AMEX is doing 5X points. Def the way to go. If you have any questions I'd be more than willing to answer them. Just let me know and I'll try to answer what I can. Chris.