Hi guys, your opinions (I can guess Scottsdale's!) would be appreciated on my potential switch from MacBook (see sig) to the Rev A refurb Air 1.6/HD. I've been after a more portable notebook for the past few months now - my situation changed and I (think) now can sacrifice power and speed for something lighter and more portable. My MacBook is just too heavy to lug around after 9 months of thinking it's not that bad. I only want one Mac - either the Air stays and the MacBook goes or I resell the Air on eBay where I would lose minimal money on it. My needs have changed and this is what I now use my MacBook for: - Safari/Firefox (nearly no YouTube/Flash videos) - Skype - Teamviewer - Office 2008 and 2007 on Windows for study/work (2008 on OSX is a slow dog compared with 2007 on XP/7!) - Firstclass (University app) - Photoshop CS4 (light work managing my digi camera photos) - Bridge CS4 (as my photo browser - not a fan of iPhoto and prefer cross-platform app) - iTunes (much less usage since I got my iPhone) - VLC (playing DivX, standard def) Things I never use: - iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, iWork, Garageband, iPhoto (prefer Bridge), VMware. - Games (no time, and if I did, I'd get a console). - 3D apps - Optical drive (not touched for a few years and my wife has a white MacBook for Remote Disc or burning needs). As you can see, it's a mainly an Office and Net machine I need with a bit of Photoshop thrown in. I'm wireless at home and wouldn't use it at the office. Portability is important because of always needing to carry it to evening study classes or the library to use where 3-4 hours battery is enough for note-taking. When I'm at home, I'll be on the mains and hooked up to a 20" ACD. I did seriously consider a Vaio TZ or Portege R500. After using them for a few hours in the store, I came away with no doubt that the 10-11" screens are just too small along with the small keys/keyboard. This also ruled out netbooks which lack power from the benchmarks I've seen. The X300 and Adamo are way out of my price range, as is a Rev B Air or a Rev A with SSD (as much as I'd like one). All-in-all the Refurb Rev A seemed to match most of my needs and budget. A genuinely usable screen size and keyboard with more power than the TZs, similar weight, and cheaper too. I could opt for an eBay second-user but then there's likely no warranty and the condition is questionable. Air also has the option of OSX (sorry, not interested in Hackintosh!) or Windows - I may yet only run Windows on it for the slicker Office which is one of my most used apps. I'm also fully aware of the grey lines and thermal paste issues. And yes, I'd prefer an extra USB port. What do you guys think?