Hello to all, I have lurked in this forum for several months, but am posting for the first time. As a regular reader I am very familiar with all of the arguments for and against the MBA and 13in MBP in terms of weight, value, power, battery life etc. That said, please allow me to lay out my situation and seek your collective advice: My current laptop is very old: a PowerBook G4 from 2004, running at 1.5 GHz with 2 gigs of RAM. This computer has served me well. It is an impressive machine and has been to a lot of very rough places with me without ever missing a beat. When it was new, my G4 was a Lamborghini (it was BTO with top of the line specs for the time - faster HDD, stepped-up graphics, extra video RAM, etc). Today, it can just barely keep up with the internet. I recently bought an i5 27in iMac as my main desktop machine and love it. But I still need a laptop - preferably one that does not take 8-10 seconds to launch MS Office. I am a writer, and I travel a lot. I use Word, email and surf the web constantly. I use Excel a bit. I am not a power user of either iTunes or iPhoto. With the iMac on my desk I no longer need a laptop on which I can do serious video editing, though being able to work on small projects in FCE on my laptop is useful. I have only recently started using the iSight camera on my new iMac to conduct video chats, and find that I really enjoy them, so being able to do that (whether via gmail, skype or iChat) is important. I am not a gamer. I never run Windows on a Mac. I don't need a ton of ports or an optical drive. I love the MBA form factor and I am especially in love with both its weight and thin profile. In its current upper-end version (2.13 GHz with the SSD) it seems to be exactly what I need. Here's what I worry about, however: I need to know that if I pull the trigger on a MBA in its current form that it really will have the (admittedly limited) power I require. People who know more about these things than I do tell me the real reason my G4 is so painfully slow is that the frontside bus operates at only 167 MHz and that my current hard drive is about 90% full. The bigger hard drive on the MBA will solve that problem and the MBA's frontside bus, as I understand it, runs at 9 or 10 times the speed of the one on my current machine. Combine that with the jump from G4 to C2D and I'll be fine... not as blazing fast as the i5 iMac I'm writing this on, but so much faster than my current laptop that I'll be quite happy and productive. Or will I? Am I correctly informed regarding why my current machine is so slow? The fact that both it and the MBA have 2 gigs of RAM sticks in my mind. Considering the other differences between the two machines is this something I need to worry about or not? I am familiar with all of the arguments in favor of waiting for a new MBA and, like many of you, I have found the last few months quite frustrating (I, too, emailed Steve Jobs - no reply). The fact is, however, I will need to get a new laptop within the next few weeks. Leaving aside the danger of being the fool who buys the old machine a few days before the new one comes out, will the MBA in its current 2.13 GHz form be acceptable for my purposes for the foreseeable future? I've managed to get six years out of my last computer and hope the next one can last at least three. I appreciate any help or wisdom all of you may be able to offer. Thank you.