This is my first post here at MacRumors... been a long time lurker and finally decided to join the club. This forum has served me well over the last few years. I hope I can return the favor. Anyway... I'm going to invest in an Air come November and have been going back and forth about whether the extra $700 for the Solid State drive is really a necessary investment. From what I can see, it's largely catering to the geek in me but ultimately doesn't have THAT much of an advantage over the regular SATA drive. Any owners of one or the other care to debate the issue for someone on the fence? Oh, and for whatever it's worth, I'm buying this purely for travel purposes and easy portability. It will not be a primary machine. It's a bit of an indulgent purchase to begin with and unless there are some solid reasons going beyond the cool factor I'm leaning toward saving the $700. Thanks!