Although the MBA has just been updated, I was wondering if Apple would surprise us with another update at Macworld or at some point in the first quarter. A few thoughts: -The MBA design has not been 100% adapted to the way Apple is going now with the new MB and MBP. It is likely that the MBA will get a glass screen and the new touchpad as well. -Many people ask themselves why to spend 3-4 times as much money on a MBA as on a netbook (EEEpc, MSI wind etc.). Although I do not think they are comparable, many people do so. I know that this point is heavily debated but I still think that the MBA therefore has to either become a bit cheaper or a bit better in terms of specifications if Apple does not want to see sales deteriorate. -Considering that the RAM cannot be upgraded and that 2GB is now standard even in much cheaper computers, an upgrade to 4GB is imminent. -The RAM would probably be the only technical upgrade since there is no new version of the MBA CPU, HDD/SSD, chipset is available. -Unlikely, but on my wishlist would be a higher screen resolution (see Lenovo X300/X301!!!) -Rumors indicate that the bottom of the MBA will be replaced by a carbon part -Short update cycles are not unknown - Apple updated the Powerbook three months before releasing the Macbook Pro and updated the Macbook to feature Penryn processors just three months after switching to the Santa Rosa platform. Summary: I expect a modest MBA upgrade to 4GB RAM, glass screen and new trackpad within the first quarter of 2009. Thoughts?