hi. This is sorta a review and first impressions and such, from a newbie mac-owner.. i've never ever used a mac PC / laptop, before i bought my macbook air. Only products i've ever owned from apple is: 2 iphones and a couple of ipods from long ago (currently running the iphone 4) The iPhone was actually the reason i even considered the macbook air. I love the fact that they so easily talk with each other (airdrop and facetime), and the upcomming iCloud features certainly doesn't make it any worse! And on top of that, the MBA is the best looking, and smallest 11 inch laptop on the market. But its certainly not the cheapest (its performance makes up for that though) I got the macbook air from my local computer / hifi store. I originally wanted the 1.6 i5 with a 128gb HDD. Figured i could just store my stuff on a USB stick, or on the Cloud in the future. However - then i realised, this sucker can run windows too?! Through something called Bootcamp? (and its easy?!) omg! I will probably need more space! So.. i asked if they had, or was able to get a 256gb version, and they did! unfortunately that model also had the 1.8ghz i7 cpu. Which is ofcourse a good thing, but it adds higher price tag too However! i fell in their trap. bought it.. got home. booted it up. Made my user login etc. got into the desktop.. and then... i was completely lost! I had never ever seen anyone use a mac before. so i had a long list of questions... How do i rightclick - is there even a menu if i do? How do i install a program? - apart from the mac app store i was lost(i knew the app store on the iphone) If i install a program, how do i remove it? How do i even find a program in my folders etc? Wtf is this.. screen runs away when i flick my fingers across the touchpad?! basically.. so many new things to get used to, so many weird gestures for the touchpad, so many "easy" things i've been doing in windows 7 that i needed to relearn. I took me.. only.. 4-5 hours of random browsing for programs and trying random things to get to know how to install and uninstall, change wallpaper, change background on the ... whats it called, the one where you got the widgets Things that has taken me months to learn on my windows pc's... Basically.. A few hours as a mac owner has made me love it! Its quite simply, the simplest thing in the world This is still very basic stuff though. But for me i think it was pretty easy to get started. Now i just need to learn the more advanced stuff. Pro's about Lion + MBA Design (the design of the MBA itself, and the lions animations etc. all just feels so good!) Feel (gestures and intuitive menu system!) Ease of use and easy to learn and all the other things mentioned further above Cons I cannot hold CTRL and press backspace to delete a whole word at a time! To finish off this little thread here.. i'd like to ask a couple of questions: is there anyone who can point me in the direction of some more advanced "everyday" things i should learn, and where i can learn them - for lion ofc And what was your first impressions of macs (preferably compared to windows) ? And last and least: can anyone recommend some programs i might need for a new MBA? Currently i only have my office pack, vlc player, steam, starcraft 2, and skype installed... which is not alot. I dont do any video or picture editing, neither am i a programmer or similar. I just use it for communication, school, surfing, entertainment and things in between... Sorry for any weird words or spelling errors. English is not my main language :< Thanks for reading!