I've had my eye on this form factor for some time and was waiting for an upgrade to come, but we all know how that went. I have a 2012 Macbook Air that my daughter has been using since I upgraded to a 2017 15" Pro. I work in IT and wanted something small and light to use on site...so I hit eBay. I put in 2 offers, one on a gold 2016 base model that had a low battery cycle count and minor cosmetic issues (2 small dents, one ding in the lid, but the screen is perfect) and one on a space gray 2017 base model in like new condition. Needless to say I didn't think I would win both, but both bids were accepted for $450 and $650 respectively... The 2016 arrived the other day and I'm impressed with the machine so far. Display is fantastic and I'm running it native resolution, not scaled. My daughter saw it and batted her eyes at me. So she had her install the things she uses (Sims 4, Minecraft, roblox...she's 11) and she loves it over the Air. The 2017 should arrive today and I'll run a side, by side, by side benchmark of my 2017 MPB and the two Macbooks. I had planned on selling the 2016 model and maybe recouping some of the cost of the 2017 but ... I wouldn't have paid full retail for the machines at the time of their release, nor do I think I'd be satisfied with it as a primary device, but as a secondary machine for meetings and on site work / server room work, I love the form factor (outside of the need for a dongle). Hopefully they'll bring back this form factor with an ARM based Mac in the near future.