I finally had enough of my 66 year old dad complaining about his 6 year old Dell with 512MG of RAM. The thing froze constantly and was a piece of ****. He only really uses it for photos, email, internet browsing, facebook, and taking my niece to Nick Jr. sites. I said "Dad, I dont care how long it takes you to learn it, we are getting you a Mac. I'll walk you through how to everything, and if you have specific questions when I'm not around, I can control your mac from my house." At first I suggested a Mac Mini or an iMac, but he insisted on a laptop. My next suggestion was for the 11.6 inch Air or the 13" Whitebook. We took a trip to the Apple store yesterday so I could show him the 2 models and have him try the OS a little bit. Pretty much as soon as he saw the 11.6 Air he was amazed at how light and small it was but was sort of like, "its nice, but the screen is kinda small." Next we went to the Whitebook and he liked the screen size, but felt that the machine felt kinda cheap. Ok... so we went over to the 13" Pros. Again, he liked the screen size, but felt it was too heavy.... I took him to see the 13" Air and wow that thing is impressive. The screen is fantastic and you can really tell the difference in screen resolution right away. He picked it up, clicked around a little bit and said, "Ok, I want this one." So I went home and ordered him one on Amazon.com for $1,250 and no tax (save roughly 130 bucks from retail). I'll tell you what... for most users, the 13" Air is a better machine than the 13" Pro. Its truly incredible when you have it in your hands. I'm kinda jealous of it compared to my 13" pro. For his birthday this month, I'll get him the USB Superdrive. I can't see my dad filling up a 128GB hard drive even with his 12 gigs of photos. I'm proud that my dad is a member of the Mac family now. I'm sure my niece is going to love playing with it too. My wife's sister's kids love my Mac and on the phone the other day, my 3 year old niece said, "We want a Mac like you Uncle Steve." Made my heart melt.