I picked up the MBA 11" yesterday, base model since I've been eyeing it for some time, and the small foot print pulled me in. I've been to the Apple store a few times to compare both the 13 and 11,have but you don't really get the feel for it until you've actually used it in your environment. I brought the 11" home and tested it out last night, ran some netflix, web browsing... etc. What did amaze me was that upon first boot it had 71% battery, and it lasted 7hr + 20min watching netflix and web surfing. That's insane! Anyways... I had a huge gripe with the 11", as many do with the screen. I honestly felt like I wanted to staple the missing portion back onto the top... it kept bugging me how squished it looked. Maybe this feels normal after a while..?? When I was in the store my heart was after the 11, but my mind told me to get the 13 for practical use. I don't travel at all, my job as a comp tech keeps me in one building so I don't really NEED the portability but it's nice to carry around. I won't be hooking it up to an external LCD although I could, but I also don't mind using a small laptop's as is. This being said though, I decided to return the 11" today and grabbed the base model 13" as a relative has one and it seem's really nice. As most have stated it definately feels bigger, a little more "un-portable" but maybe that's just me... and although the real esate is welcomed, I can't help but feel it's TOO much real estate. (I'm not a picky person... honestly) So I'm having a bit of remorse for returning the 11", I feel I should have given it more time because now that I'm on the 13" I think i really liked the 11" more, compared to the 13". They both have there high points and low points but over all I think the 11" I like better. Reading some forums, user's say they have gotten use to the 11" after a while and wouldn't look back, so think I made a mistake. Will Apple let me revert back to the 11"... I hate returning things and wasting time but I will be using this for 2+ years and so I really want to have the device that works best for me. Thanks in advance for any replies.