Yes, you read that correctly. I WILL miss the Matte HI-RES screen no doubt, as well as the size, but I am impressed with this lil' machine. In all honesty, it was way too much machine for me. I use my machine for mostly regular everyday sh&t, but do use Aperture 3 and CS4 and the Nik software. I sold my 15" for one reason - to be able to upgrade my 1Ds to a 1Ds2. I was thinking I was downgrading machines, but thus far I am really impressed. I have converted some FLAC files to AIFF and then AIFF to MP3 and it is a little slower, but I have 4GB of RAM and a stock 5400 rpm drive. In any case, I thought I would write this. In my opinion the 13" is a SUPERB alternative that I really hadn't paid much attention to. I did look at the MBA as well, but the pricing is a bit high and the options are small. You can only upgrade processors on the high-end 13", and after the RAM upgrade, I was at like $1500 or something. For $500 difference (sold my 15" for $1950 locally), wasn't worth the trade-off. I may stick an SSD in here, but I will have to check prices. Probably just stick with a conventional HDD. So in closing, if you don't do any type of heavy audio or motion graphics and can live with the smaller screen and glossy, 13" is more than sufficient. I paid $1099 for this machine in store (no tax either ) and another $100 for a printer, which I get back as a rebate! $850 in my pocket as well to help get a 1Ds2!