Well I certainly think so, in fact I was quite happy to think that for the last 6 months, its been a worthy replacement to my previous Windows powered offerings from Samsung and HP. Its great, Ok you pay a premium to get the quality but then you do with any Apple device over the competition, whats new? I honestly believe that in the 11" MBA, Apple have produced a quality netbook. Anyway, whilst I was singing the praises of my little 11" MBA netbook today today to a colleague he shot me down in rage for referring to it as a "netbook". I mean he was deeply offended like i'd just told him I'd shafted his mum, incredible really that the conversation actually ended because of it. So tell me this, the MBA is small, it's lightweight, it performs the simple tasks well, it's got a good battery life and makes do without the luxuries (backlit keyboard, optical drive etc) in favour of lightweight and low cost. What in the world makes it not a netbook (apart from blatant snobbery)? If Ferrari made a van with 8 seats it would be called a people carrier there's no getting away from some things...right?