Apple put a few reconditioned units up and i got one. Chose it over the 13" air. It offers so much more at the same reconditioned price. I had an 11 inch air a few months ago but returned it to bestbuy. I just felt it was too delicate and the screen too small for my eyes. I think the mbp should serve me well mainly for word processing, surfing, email, streaming movies etc. I also have an ipad2 that i use constantly when i'm not working on my 2010 mac mini. I find the ipad SO useful for so much i hope i really make use of the new mbp. There are two skins on amazon and i'm trying to decide which to protect the mbp. Any recs?