spent some time at the (upper west side ny) apple store today, torturing the new macbook (my fave: space gray). it's really a thing of beauty. more than any other macbook, it feels like a solid device, not a set of components in a case. nice. the screen is lovely (and needs to be this sharp at this small size). the keyboard feels fine; i figure it would take me a few days to adapt (much like moving to my first macbook from a desktop). some heat, but minimal (seems similar to my current mbp). the trackpad is very trackpad'y. did some surfing, writing. played some music (speakers are no better or worse than you'd expect from a unit this size). ok for the moment, not for real listening. my big thing was playing with logic X (my main app). just playing back the included demo (by foster the people) pushed cpu usage to 98-99%. but no skips, stalls (which i am used to on my mac). my conclusion: for most people (outside of those who do 'pro' audio or video work), this is the macbook to get. for me, am planning a new pro. but...this is perfect for my GF (who does basic stuff; email, surfing, netflix, minor photoshop stuff, etc). so will insistently encourage her to get one...so i can admire it from across the room. i look forward to the rMb tech working it's way into the pro line. am impressed with how apple is moving things forward (and, based on this forum over the last month or so, dragging us kicking & screaming into the future).