Hi everyone, i've been a pretty addicted reader of mac rumors, but never really had a reason to check out the forums until recently. After watching the OSX guide on the apple website, i actually said "wow" out loud and wondered why the hell i was still on a pc this whole time. Thats when i decided that my next computer would be a mac, and for those apps that i know so well on PC i can always boot up XP. Anyways, here we go... Currently i have a 17" Dell inspiron Notebook: 2.0GHz pentium M processor, 1GB of Ram, 80GB hard drive. Right now i have all sorts of problems with it so its about time to pick up something new. having used this mammoth of a so called "laptop" for so long i want to invest in a true laptop. These are the things that i usually use my computer for: Web browsing/email etc. (usually up to 20 + windows simutaneously), aim chat, MS office, downloading torrents, iTunes, occasional 'light' gaming, basic 'picasa 2' photo editing and viewing, and mid level audio recording and editing. I am a college student, so i would be bringing my laptop with me to classes and around campus as well for notes and assignments. My question is how will the MBA will stack up in comparison to my current computer configuration? I keep hearing people say how the macbook air doesnt have very much power, but i've had my current laptop for around 3 years, which runs these programs fairly quickly, so the MBA technology should be better equiped to handle this type of load, right? The MBA, although slow by todays standards, should still be a step up from what i have now, right?