I've always been waiting for something to replace my Sony TT with. I wanted something lighter (TT is almost as heavy as my 13" Sonz VPCZ1), thinner (don't need built in DVD), quieter (I don't like fan noise), with an SSD and something that plays some games. And something that's instantly on. I couldn't believe it that Steve pulled the MBA 11.6" out of his hat! It ticks ALL the boxes! Just got it today, and I couldn't be happier. It's a beautiful machine. I"ve been playing Half Life 2 at full resolution with almost all details to maximum, no problem. And under normal circumstances this machine is not just quiet, it's silent. And just compare the £850 asking price to the £1500 that the Vaio TT cost when it was new. Love it!