Is it just me or does anyone else find the fact that you need to put the MacBook air on a hard surface or a cooling pad, silly? When I use an ultraportable, I don't want to carry another device around just to keep my laptop from overheating. Also, one of the reasons for a laptop is so that one can compute anywhere: sitting down, on a bed, or on a sofa. Now if I do that with the air, I'll be blocking the cooling vents, causing one of the cores to shut down to prevent the computer from overheating. Now I have a single core 1.67 ghz processor on my hands. Why do manufacturers design products, touting them as the smallest, thinnest or whatever when the products need external components to make them work in the first place? It's like an xbox 360. It's pretty small compared to the ps3 but you end up with an huge external power brick. I don't consider that to be an engineering feat. I mean, I could design a thinner laptop than the air except my laptop would have an external battery, docking station, and keyboard which defeats the purpose of the small laptop right? The extra inconvenience of carrying all these external devices and not being able to put the air on a pillow outweighs the lightness of the laptop. I don't really know if this post has a point, but what are your thoughts on this?