Hi all, Please post some requests - I'll only have the MBA 13 for a few more days. The machines and a netbook for size comparison. So far I'm preferring the 11 inch overall. It seems like the perfect compromise between a truly portable laptop and a laptop you can use for work. The 13 inch is of course very portable for its size but to me the 11 inch does a better job at being portable while not being as inhibiting as the netbook. As you can see in the shot below it offers an excellent keyboard and trackpad, I've been on this machine for four hours now and I don't have any issues with the keyboard or the trackpad, at all. In someways for an actual laptop (as in, one I'll have on my lap) I prefer the 11 inch as its a bit lighter and just more comfortable for me, personally. Xcode Assistant Editor on 11 inch Assistant Editor on 13 inch Assistant Editor with Interface Builder on 11 inch Assistant Editor with Interface Builder on 13 inch iPad Project on the MBA 11 inch Uploaded with ImageShack.us Microsoft Word Microsoft Word on 11 Inch Uploaded with ImageShack.us Sound Just messing around with the sound now, having a break from the work. I don't really know if there's much interest in this because both sound great. The MBA 13 does sound a bit nicer (and louder, 16/16 bars on the MBA 11 is about 12/16 bars on the 13 inch) but I'm very impressed with both really. Keyboard Both keyboards are great, with my preference being the 11 inch MBA because its a bit lighter and of course smaller when you have it on your lap. The 13 inch model isn't a problem at all but the 11 inch simply feels more agile and light, without compromising on the keyboard, except for the Function keys. They aren't too bad, they're smaller on the MBA 11 but they do wiggle around quite a bit more than the rest of the keys, but for me this isn't an issue. I've written most of my posts in this thread on the MBA11 and I love it. To me there's no real benefit between either model in terms of the keyboard. The beauty of both machines is I just quite enjoy typing on them. They don't cramp my large hands or anything like that and the keys on both models actually feel a bit better than my iMac's keyboard. Recovery - how good is it? Not very! I'm still in the process of restoring the 13 inch MBA as I'm returning it. In my experience the current restoration process is a bit buggy to a level that I consider unacceptable for what I'm trying to do. OS X Lion from the Mac App Store will not work on the MBA 2011 as it uses a different build. I've tried it, it simply won't let you use the disc/USB stick. I have tried the Recovery HD five times. This is the separate partition on the SSD that can be accessed by holding the Option key down at startup. ETA 3 hours, disconnected within about 20 minutes, asked me if I wished to try again but then simply quit. ETA 6 hours, disconnected twice during the download, annoyingly wouldn't resume the second time. ETA 4hours, worked fine. No ETA - Tested purely to see if components needed to be downloaded again - they didn't. ETA 3 hours - wiped SSD completely to remove user data, still pending I don't know how big the additional components are but I imagine they're a few GBs. It seems that every time you wish to wipe the SSD completely (including user data etc, just formatting it) you'll have to re-download the components. But for most users, most of the time, you'll just need to reinstall a new copy of Lion, which does not require you to download the components again in my experience. But to me it feels like this is a lot more hassle for its worth. My issue is that Apple won't let me burn the MBA copy to a disk - but the fact that a full format of the main partition requires you to re-download the components obviously proves that the components are downloaded onto the main partition - so its just a question of finding them and putting them on a disk. What really annoys me is that Apple took the USB stick away, created this clever-but-cumbersome-and-unreliable process that is still a bit buggy and is then going to charge us $69 for the easy solution of the USB stick that we would have had last year. It is only a matter of time before someone finds the additional components or manages to rip a copy of the MBA version to put on a USB stick, or maybe I'll just use CarbonCloner.