Let's assume the Air refresh is exactly as it's expected to be with the Core-i 17W processors. Let's assume there's HD3000 graphics, and possible other improvements as well. So now we have on the plate in the 13-inch department: Macbook <-- Core 2 Duo Macbook Air <-- 17W Core i-processors, HD3000 Macbook Pro <-- Fully capable Core i-processors, HD3000 I see a problem here. #1: The Macbook Air seems to entirely detract from the 13-inch Macbook Pro in terms of performance. Do you think this is going to be an issue? I mean, the only things the Pro will offer over the 13-inch Air really will be a slightly faster processor (though this gap will be minor, if even noticeable for many at all), a larger capacity hard drive (though again, this gap is closing in), a better screen, and a disc drive. So the main two advantages it has running for it is a better screen and a disc drive. #2: The Macbook, if refreshed, will simply be competing with the Air and Pro again. I just don't really know how this would work out. The three products all clash in one way or another. I mean, we might see something like this: Macbook <-- cycled out, or i3 processor only with basic functionality Macbook Air <-- i3/i5 on 11-inch, i5/i7 on 13-inch (I hope i5 is just standard on all, but realistically I don't know what Apple will decide to do... it is a business after all) Macbook Pro <-- remains the same I presume The tight gap between the three might remain for a while? Like up until the next Pro refresh? Or do you think they may introduce a 13-inch upgrade with a graphics performance choice? Ex. a 6490 option on the 13-inch Macbook Pro (increasing the price of the Pro, but changing the gameplan for how things clash). I just can't see the Pro 13-inch continuing later on (on the next refresh) with the same integrated graphics as the Air would have. The Pro 13-inch might as well get cycled out soon enough if that's the case (other than the fact that it's a beautiful laptop).