I just had to share. I went into our local MacAuthority here in Nashville today to get a gift for my wife. I was either going to get the base 11" Air or the base 13" Pro, which is what I use at home and at the office. I had never really played with the 11", and I was pleasantly surprised with how great it was. The only thing I was concerned about was the memory and hard drive. If I was going to spend $1199, I was going to get the Pro, so I was not going to upgrade the base 11". After talking with the salesman, he convinced me she would like the 11" base Air better. I told him to go get it, and waited. He came back upstairs, and had a look like that I didn't like. He said they were out but started looking for an open box. The manager found an open box 11", but it was the maxed version. It had been used in store, never owned by anyone. They sold it to me for $1099! I was able to get what I wanted, and then some, for a lot less! I hope she likes it!