When I saw the news about the new macbooks I was really excited. But then I started doing some comparisons between the Macbook air's and the pros and realized, the 13" MBP should have just been phased out. Here's why. 1. Apples to Apples, the resolution is better on the 13" air. 1280x800 is extremely old and outdated. No $1200 computer coming out in 2012 should have a max resolution of 1280x800. Apple really blew it on this one. 2. 128gb SSD vs 500gb HDD. The 128gb SSD actually costs more than the 500gb HDD. Looking on newegg it is roughly about $50 more. SSD's create a user experience that is 10x better than HDD. Startup times go from 50secs down to 15. Applications open instantly with far less issues of beach ball popping up. The performance alone makes the SSD way more worth it. The only argument contrary would be if you absolutely need extra storage but if that is the case, why not just have a home network storage setup or have a portable flash drive with all your music on it. 3. They both have the same graphics! Previously Apple was at least giving the 13" MBP a dedicated graphics card to let it perform better on games/video editing etc. This year Apple has decided to remove that option. Bad move. 4. Battery life! previously 13" MBP's had better battery life than the Airs but now they are on par with both having 7 hours. 5. Weight and portability. 4.5 pounds for the MBP vs 2.9 for the AIR. Just for taking to school/work and carrying around as an every day laptop, the AIR will be significantly lighter and more manageable. 6. The processor. With the 13" MBP you get 2.5ghz dual core i5 vs a 1.8ghz dual core i5 on the AIR. Sorry but the processor won't matter if your bottleneck is the hard drive. Expect the MBP to run slower than the AIR in most instances with the only exception being on a cpu intensive task that will take a while such as encoding a video or a music file in which case the difference in time is most likely negligible. I cannot comprehend why anyone would buy a 13" MBP right now when the 13" MBA is better in every way and is the same price. Apple will probably come to regret the decision to keep carrying the 13" MBP. It would have been one thing if they would have decided to make the 13" retina resolution or include a discrete graphics card but they did neither. *PS. if your going to argue that the DVD drive makes it worth it... it doesn't. You can buy a portable dvd drive for $30 if you really need one but everything is online now.