I submitted a review of the new MBA to another website, thought some folks here might like my observations, in comparison to both my i7 MBP and W7 laptops. Here you go: I purchased the new 11.6" MacBook Air (MBA) on release day. I also have a 15" Macbook Pro, and several W7 laptops. My main use is browsing, videos, and critically, powerpoint presentations which I project in various locations for teaching. I used Apple's migration assistant to move my Macbook Pro settings, applications, and documents to the MBA. This is a very-long process, it took almost 12 hours. However, when finished, I was very impressed. The MBA literally replicated my Macbook Pro. All settings, all applications, all documents. Stunning, really. This element also puts the Windows "Easy Transfer" to shame. Powerpoint started right up, and I used the MBA for 2 presentations yesterday, flawlessly. I've been using the MBA for about a day and half now, and it's simply shined in everyday applications. HD video is seamless, no dropouts or stalls. The built-in speakers are surprisingly loud and full-ranged, far better than any other netbook sized speakers. Mail and web browsing are seamless. I was quite concerned that the paper-specs of the new MBA were fairly weak (2GB Ram, 1.4GHZ C2Duo, etc.). In practical application, its a non-issue. The machine works well, is quick, and I've gotten about 5.5 hours of battery life the one time I drained to near-zero. As I also use W7 based laptops (Dell Inspiron and Toshiba), the feature on the MBA (and MBP) I most appreciate is the trackpad. It's huge, instantly responsive, and the multi-touch gesture quickly become indispensable. 2-finger inertial scrolling is so natural, I find it difficult to go back to my W7 laptops, honestly. I had not intended the 11.6" MBA as a replacement for my 15" MBP, but after some solid use, I've found it does everything I need in everyday use. Given this, am seriously considering making the MBA my primary laptop, and selling the MBP. The new MBA is a significant advance for Apple, and ups the game in the ultra portable category. They got everything nearly perfect. My only complaints are lack of an SD slot (which is solved by an SD/USB converter, just another dongle to carry) and lack of a keyboard backlight. Even here, the silver labeling on the keys is reflective, and pickup just enough light from the screen to be visible in a dark room. My best advice: ignore the specs, use the laptop for your everyday tasks, and see if it doesn't improve your productivity. It has for me.