I'm coming from the Early 2011 13" MBP 2.7 i7. I have always done a yearly upgrade (which comes out to be cheaper than every 4 years oddly enough), and the 2012 13" MBP 2.9 i7 is en route. But...... I mainly use my laptop to do some coding, run parallels 7/win 7 to run the off program that doesn't run on mac, and Hulu/Netflix/Reddit. Do you guys think that the 13" Air i5 1.8 GHz with 8GB ram would be a good machine instead? I'm just worried that the air won't be able to run parallels and do other things at the same time. The extra resolution compared to the 13" pro is tempting me a lot. Thanks for the comments.