So I want to pick up another Apple laptop... getting kind of tired of the iPad. I used to have a 13" MBP and loved it. Found it a bit hefty for my tastes (I like notebooks and ultraportables) but it was a full-featured laptop and very comfortable. It did iMovie and GarageBand satisfactorily but it didn't win any races of course. Now there's the new MBA, particularly the 11.6" one, that I'm interested in. While it's zippy doing normal things thanks to its SSD, I'm not sure how it holds up to actual CPU and GPU-intensive processes like media production. All the speed tests on YouTube are just of booting up, launching iTunes, pedestrian things like that which don't really matter. My audio won't be complex. Just acoustic recordings with 3-4 tracks max, videos will not necessarily be HD, and only be about 6 minutes max. YouTube performances is what they are. This will NOT be my main computer and thus storage capacity is not really a concern. Should I spend the extra $200 on the MBP despite the larger size or go for the portability? At the moment I'm leaning toward the MBP, but if an MBA can cut it for me, I'd rather have the portability than the optical drive/8 hour battery.