I've been torn between these two options. I want an illuminated keyboard, and the upgrade price for a unibody MacBook with this upgrade, I could get a G4 PowerBook, and a G4 iMac. I spend every other month on tour with my band, and need something portable. I'd like to keep a mac at home for the girlfriend to use while I'm on the road. Something harder for her to break than my hackintosh was (she updated to 10.5.6 while I was gone, and killed my perfect running hackbook). So what do you think? Is the unibody worth it? I like the idea of a full warranty and AppleCare. I just checked, and the mackbook air also has a backlit keyboard. The 1.6 is on the refurb site for $999. Are they really as bad as they seem to be? For $1700, the air seems like a joke. But for $999 they seem slot more viable.