Hello everyone, I am new here, just found this awesome site! I have been contemplating for a while buying a new macbook. However I am torn between mba and mbp. I did a quick scan and could not find this topic, if I am mistaken, I apologize, and please point me in the right direction. Anyways, comparing stats it seemed like the choice was obvious, you get much more mac with the pro. Design-wise air seems lighter and nicer. So I thought it was going to be performance vs design and in that case performance is much more important. I decided to give air a final chance by going to an apple store and trying it out for myself (and disregarding numbers on paper). The Apple employee was pretty worthless in terms of advice forcing me into mbp because you can get much more HD space...when I repeatedly told her that was not a concern because 128GB was perfectly acceptable to me. In any case after shooing her away, I tried the two on my own: Incredible! Even though mba was the older gen processor and carried half (or less) ram it was WAY faster. I launched word, excel and powerpoint at the same time on both machines and there was no comparison, air launches those in the blink of an eye while on pro the icons bounced around seemingly forever. I don't understand, is it the SSD? Would a mbp with a SSD work that fast? What are the limitations of the mba, because right now I don't know why anyone would get anything else than a mba... Thank you very much for comments and advice!