Hey, MBP-owners! Few days ago I started a thread in the MBA section of this forum to know the opinion from MBA-owners. Now I'd like to know the opinions from MBP-owners. Here's the topic at hand: I've been thinking about how it's perfectly possible that, over the following year or two, the MBA family might totally cannibalize the MBP family, just like the MBP 13" recently cannibalized the Macbook White 13". Here are my thoughts: 1) We've seen how MBA 13" can match MBP 13" component-wise (Sandy Bridge i7, HD 3000, 6-hour battery life, etc), so there's no reason as of why a hypothetical MBA 15" and MBA 17" couldn't match a MBP 15" or 17". 2) Hard Drives and DVDs are aging technology, and it won't be long until Apples phase them out completely. So, if they remove HD and DVD from a MBP, we get... yup, a MBA: fewer outdated components, lower weight, thinner design, PLUS same performance. So by taking out those outdated components, the MBA gains room enough to pack in just as much "juice" in the shape of RAM, SSD, processor, etc at a much lower weight and thickness than the MBP. 3) Marketing, development and logistics wise, it's counter-productive for a company to sustain two over-lapping products that cannibalize each other's sales. Let's face it: the MBA 13" is a direct competitor to MBP 13" now that both are equipped with the same processor. Apple already ditched the Macbook White for this reason (it overlapped with MBP 13"). 4) Very few customers crack their MBPs open to manually upgrade them, so upgradability is a tiny factor to consider really. So I was wondering: couldn't it be possible (or even beneficial) that Apple could release sometime in the future a MBA 15" and 17", and get rid of the MBP family altogether? or at least unify them in some way? Now that the performance gap between MBP 13" and MBA 13" is basically non-existent, why not merge them? and why not do the same with the 15" and 17"? If MBA 13" has been able to match MBP 13"... why couldn't a MBA 15/17 match a MBP 15/17? and if so, why would Apple keep producing, marketing and developing two overlapping product ranges? And remember that there's already a precedent: the MBP 13" forced the Macbook White 13" out of the market because... well, let's face it: they were 95% overlapped. So, why can't MBA do the same to MBP? I foresee Apple unifying both product ranges into one in a not-so-distant future... Opinions?