I have an old sony vaio core solo laptop that is on its last legs. The battery life is still good, but the screen is damaged (it looks like a pixel is bleeding down the left side) the colors are washed out and dim, the SD card reader is shot, the delete key was glued back on so it's stuck, and it cant play hulu videos or run playstation games at a decent framerate. I only use it for looking stuff up when I am out doing computer work for others, fetching drivers and whatnot, so it still does what it needs to. I have three other macs in my home and I'd like to reduce that number by consolidating machines. My primary machine is an iMac 7,1 (2.4 ghz, radeon 2600HD I believe). 4 gigs of ram and an upgraded 1TB hard drive that sounds like marbles in a garbage disposal. It's been a great machine to me, image persistence aside. My second is a 2.4 Ghz mac mini (320M gpu) used as a HTPC. I dragged just about all my media to a usb hard drive on the network so the iMac is using nowhere near its 1TB capacity. The third mac is just a restored G4 iMac I keep around for adorableness. I noticed that my mac mini has been able to play many games better than the iMac, including Portal 2 and my old playstation games. I leave it on all the time running BOINC, handling downloads and streaming to my ipod touch when I'm away from home. I also use it for web surfing,video chat, hulu desktop and XBMC. My iMac is where I dock the ipod, and all my music is kept, but that can be moved to the mini if I need to. It handles scanning in documents, the occasional keynote (rare, but it happens), spreadsheets, word processing, iphoto, web browsing, and virtualbox/boot camp when I need XP to rip something off an old video game CD, like the soundtrack or something. I also watch hulu, listen to music, and surf the web with it. I play some games, but since I got the mac mini, that's almost exclusively done there now. I also edit videos, but only very rarely, when I have some sort of special project or something. I used to play secondlife, but that lasted about a month before I got bored with it. I'm looking at the airs and wondering if I should just get an external screen about the size of my imac and connect that to a laptop while home. I figure I could still sell my 24" imac while it's still worth something and put that toward the air. My issue here is the GPU. I know the current generation macbook airs have a perfectly fine GPU for the worst I'd put them through (portal and playstation games, like the mini) but the processor is a bit anemic, so if I needed to transcode a video, it would take longer. The new airs will supposedly have a better processor and weaker GPU. For my purposes, would the future air be a good replacement to my current imac? I really love that machine, but when this laptop goes, I'd rather not have yet ANOTHER machine crammed into my apartment. I normally HATE mobile computers, but now that I am used to the magic touchpad (and very impressed by it) I think I can make this switch. Besides, I still have a mouse I can use too. Sorry this is was so long.