Okay, so I am in need of a laptop. I'm looking at a Dell XPS 17, Macbook air (Maxed out) or the $1499 macbook pro. XPS 17: PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® Home Premium, 64-Bit, English HD DISPLAY 17.3" HD+ (900p) LED Display with 2.0MP HD Webcam & Facial Recognition MEMORY 8GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 555M 3GB graphics with Optimus HARD DRIVE 640GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive BATTERY OPTIONS 92 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6230 and Bluetooth 3.0 KEYBOARD Backlit Keyboard - English SOUND OPTIONS JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3 + Creative SoundBlaster X-FI MB 1.2 Total: $1519.99 The X17 definitely has more bang for it's buck, but its really big and has 3 hours of battery life. The MBA, I would snatch up, but I'm not sure whether I should stay with core 2 duo or move up to the sandy bridge. The MBP itself looks really underpowered compared to the 15 inch model and I'm stuttering on the graphic card options. Mainly, I'm looking to do ordinary web browsing, music production and I want to be able to play WoW at low/mid quality with around 30 fps average in crowded areas, but more fps is always better. My questions are: 1: How dangerous is it to move a laptop around while the HDD is moving? 2: Does the SSD and 320M make up for the 2.13 ghzz C2D in the MBA? 3:How would an SSD OG, 4gb Macbook compare to a maxed MBA? (If you must know, My budget is around $1500 andn my friend is selling his maxed out MBA for just that) I've been using windows forever, but just yesterday I went into an apple store and the Air is AMAZING.