Well, the 2013 model anyway. After a student discount, and what I think I should be able to get for my 2011 air, it's going to be a great deal for an upgrade in the end. Granted, it looks exactly the same. The palm rest feels smoother, more like my old PowerBook G4 did. yay! Everything else though, geez. On the plus side: more battery life, a faster SSD, and USB 3.0 ports. I like that! Still feels awkward going from one apple laptop to a new one that's almost identical.