http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/01/d...on-a-sleek-slick-rock-solid-laptop-dreamboat/ Early impressions all seem positive, but the proof will be in the pudding, as they say. I have been a dedicated MBA fan since the first one was released, and after trying multiple different options, I have gone back to it time and again for one reason or another. Note that I have been running Windows in Boot Camp almost exclusively on my MBAs for work purposes. Before you ask, it's just been a better experience than any of the other notebooks I've tried, even running Windows. The hardware is just all around better. This is the first time I suspect my experience may change. I've pre-ordered the slightly lower end model (non touch screen) so this will pretty much be a direct competitor to my current 13" MBA from a feature standpoint. But the new Dell design is lighter, has higher resolution, AND has a significantly longer battery lifetime. So from a hardware standpoint, it looks like an improvement all around. Now Dell being Dell, I am leery about things like bloatware, the wifi and most importantly the trackpad, but it sounds like they've made improvements so we'll see. Of course there's the rumored MBA refresh looming in the background, so I was certainly tempted to wait. But given the rumors of USB ports being removed, I'm not entirely sure the new MBA will end up being the best choice for my work environment. I'm really curious to see if the rumors pan out. Will the MBA weigh in less than 2 pounds with a retina screen AND maintain battery life? Definitely going to be interesting to see how it pans out.