I can't say enough about the versatility and excellence of the MacAir. I've bought three (for self and others) and they've all surpassed our expectations. I had a MBP before and it was way more than I needed - not only in capability, but in size and convenience. The semi-new MacBook is nice but the lack of USB and other ports is disappointing. Apple has a perfect product in the MBA - and I sincerely hope it is renewed in 2016, and not shelved, as suggested.