Warning: 'tis long Hi all, I had wanted a Mac for a few years - specifically an iMac thanks to its huge screen (I'm a web - and now iPhone - developer so love screen space) - but couldn't afford an iMac: I bought a Mac mini with an Apple wireless keyboard and mouse last October and then bought a third-party 20" screen; it worked out a lot cheaper. Although I love my Mac (yada yada), I really miss the portability of my old Windows notebook I'd used for years and so I've been looking into getting a MacBook: I actually like having no optical drive and generally no ports but the really-needed ones (call me crazy...) - plus I launched a reasonably successful iPhone app - so neither the relative price nor "lack" of features affect me Long-winded intro over; I have a load of questions which I can't seem to answer myself and it'd be great if some rev B Air owners (either 1.6GHz or 1.86GHz+SSD - let me know which you're caring for) could help me out: (rev A seems incomparable from what others have said in this forum) I play "high-action" 1080 HD movie trailers from the Apple website on the MacBooks when I'm at my local Apple Store (Regent Street, London in case you'd like to know) and, although the MacBook Air plays them fine (as far as I could tell: dropped frames anyone?), I couldn't help noticing that the top left of the bottom panel got burning hot while playing the videos: does your MBA get "burning" hot when playing 1080 videos in QuickTime (fullscreen: maybe that affects CPU use when scaling video?) or do you think it was already super hot thanks to being on all day for Facebook and YouTube users? The bottom of the MBAs in the Apple Store had pretty huge gaps between the bottom aluminium "slice" and the edges of the keyboard top "slice" along the left and right edges: is the aluminium plating on your MBA flush or not? (even my friend agreed that it looked pretty unacceptable for the cost) Random question: do you find that the area around your MagSafe port gets scratched when plugging-in the power cable (just thinking because it's hard to see where you're putting it) or do you really take care when plugging it in... or am I just over-thinking something which poses no issue? If you've used the glass trackpads: do you a) use the physical button and don't mind pressing ctrl for secondary click or b) tap the trackpad and don't mind the lack of tactile feedback/find it frustrating? Do you find dragging and dropping perfectly fine or awkward using the double-tap gestures? (if you don't use the physical button) iPhone developers: do you find simulator-based development awkward on the "low" resolution? 24" ACD owners: I do plan on using the MBA as my main machine (gasp! am I crazy?): I'm hoping to get a 24" ACD - my Mac mini doesn't have the mini DisplayPort (just DVI), so I can't use it anymore really - and use it for basic stuff around the house and then dock with the ACD for iPhone development, etc: can the MBA handle the secondary, high resolution video fine? I noticed the dreaded grey lines you all speak of on the display models I used (they're really, really thin? I expected huge blocks of grey): got lines? Wow, you're still reading: thanks Apologies for the crazy length: I'm pretty indecisive and I haven't been able to hog an MBA for much time (or an ACD at all) in the Apple Store for "proper" tests thanks to the hundreds of lovely internet-cafe users Michael P.S. I've been keeping tabs on the MBA forum here for a couple of weeks and so a lot of my questions have already been answered: thanks!