In the last month I decided that I wanted more portability for my laptop so I decided to get a new one. At first I was going to get an alum macbook but I was scared off by all the critcism of the screen quality. Then I was going to get a Rev B Air but I was tempted by the refurb A prices so I bought a 1.8/SSD rev A. Nice machine but I was not happy with the performance or the compromises (Hulu video stutter, Eyetv download of old camcorder movies stutter, ichat video stutter, lots of beach balls as I was scrolling in Safari, fans blaring at 6500 rpms with RSS screensaver, etc). I was depressed as I did not want to spend the big bucks for a MBA rev B, so I decided to look at the Alum macbook again. I read a thousand posts here and headed off to the Apple store with my thumb drive filled with all kinds of pictures in hand. After viewing many pictures at all kinds of angles, comparing with the Air, I decided the screen wasn't near as bad as the hype. So off to ebay to find a deal. It took 1.5 hours to do a 15GB time machine migration over wifi. Here is my review. My MB is perfect, no issue with the sreen, keyboard, track pad, battery/hd hatch, etc. Trackpad difference is huge. The Air trackpad now feels like sandpaper. I have the 9c8c so ymmv. The Air has slightly better viewing angles, slightly better blacks, less reflections, but the MB has better whites and there is no graininess that exists on the Air. The Alum MB has a better screen than my wife's white MB. Much better speakers on MB. All of my thumbdrives fit, and no need to flip down a latch. Much easier to plug in the power adapter on the MB. MB ichat camera is better than the Airs but still not as good as the MBP. The wireless signal strength is the same on the MBP, MB, and MBA which is still not as good as my wife's white MB. No performance issues that plagued the Air. There is no hard drive plunk sound that plagued my mbp. The superdrive initialization sound is quieter on the MB than MBP. My only complaint with the MB is the fan noise. At 2000 rpms, in a quiet room, I can faintly hear the fan. It is no worse than the MBP, maybe a little better. At 2500 rpms, I could never hear the Air fan. I only list this as an issue because I have read several reviews that stated you could not hear the MB fan even if you held it to your ear. I really feel like the Alum MB is the perfect balance of portability, price, and performance. The new MBP's are too big and the MBA is either too costly or too weak in performance. I am very happy and will be happier when I install 4GB of Ram from newegg ($53) and the new OCZ Vertex SSD drive in a few weeks. Thanks for reading!