Well, after reading a ton of forum posts and comments regarding this question, I figured I should start my own so I don't forum jack someone else's (because there are multiple threads of this kind, sorry). I'm off to college next year majoring in film and I have more than enough money for a new mac, after orientation and visiting for a couple days it's pretty clear that almost every student has a laptop and uses the laptop on the go for all their classes. Which leaves my iMac locked in a dorm room However, my iMac has all of my film needs with Final Cut Studio 2 and every video conversion program known to man (To be honest MPEG Streamclip handles most of it) and with 4GB of ram I'm very happy with its performance, especially with many 1080 formats. And to back it all up I have a 2TB external hard drive with FW800. So when it comes to a laptop, I just need a laptop, not an all-in-one powerhouse than will cook through everything (including my pants) and something that can handle light film editing and many of my daily tasks. With that, I am really considering the MBA 2.13 128GB SSD considering I can get it for 1500 (100 education discount and sell the touch (iPhone rules )) and so it's a decent deal for me. And I am considering buying it from Best Buy with their warranty since almost everyone I know always gets a new ipod, iphone, or computer when their old one breaks, they don't seem to try fixing it. I really want portability here, and am willing to accept limitations as long as the bulk of what I am doing is still speedy and workable, and so the MBA is very appealing to me. Especially with the SSD I don't have to worry about it failing and losing my documents, and when I throw it across the room onto my bed or something stupid like that I know only the CPU fan is getting rattled around. So what do you think?