OK, So my curiosity got the best of me today and after reading all of the glowing reviews about how super fast the new MBA was, I went to the Apple Store and picked up the $1299 stock 13" model. Sitting side-by-side with my mid-2009 MBA with 2.13GHz and 128GB SSD it seems the same... in fact, my old MBA is slightly faster at launching some apps On the plus side, the new form factor is much more appealing and feels slimmer and more solid in your hand. And, the new screen is GORGEOUS!!!! I think that I will keep it but I'm not seeing the huge speed increase talked about in some of the reviews. I know that my tests are unscientific benchmarks but when I click the same app on both machines and they come up at the same time or half second faster on old machine it puzzles me.