$999 is kinda out of my budget, so i'm waiting for someone to build an affordable laptop that I can put into stand-by mode aka "instant-on". I agree with cnet (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20020245-1.html) saying its not really the deal of the century. I have tried out Acer Timeline, but its way too underpowered (can't game anything) and feels very plastic. Doesn't feel $899. Just looking at the Macbook Air looks like it costs more then $999. I definately agree that its the future of laptops (http://techyalert.com/?p=87). But i'm pissed that its still using the old core 2 duo processors (http://dvice.com/archives/2010/10/the-new-macbook.php). Why couldn't they shove something more modern? I feel like if i'm paying $1000, could they have at least used a modified i3 core? But then again, the iPad was brushed off as an ipod touch on steroids. And we know how that went.