As a developer, screen space and performance are pretty valuable commodities. I've been developing solely on my 4-year-old Macbook, and it was time for an upgrade. Sandy Bridge to the rescue! Surely, the 13" Macbook Pros would have the higher screen resolution of the 13" MBA, I said to myself the morning of the keynote, cash in hand. You all know how that story ends. Poorly. With me as a little ball curled up in the corner questioning the meaning of life and everything. "Not even a BTO option?!", I wailed. As per user requests, I started on an iPad version of one of my applications, and thought if I was able to do Mac and iPhone programming on this Macbook, surely I could get by! At least long enough to see the next-gen MBPs, hopefully with a better 13" option. Boy was I wrong. The combination of the iPad's large screen size and the newly-integrated Interface Builder, all on my tiny 1280x800 screen, was like forcing your Aunt Ruth through the kitty door. Kicking and screaming. Alas, I gave in. You win Apple. This time.