I was in the market for an MBA so I went over to a retailer to try them out. Very nice machine, quality, etc. I am, however, disappointed with the SSD. Now that may not be the problem of the MBA but rather SSD's in general. My point : where's that phenomenal speed everyone's talking about ? SSD's get so hyped and so you build up expectations. I thought that clicking on an application in the dock would launch it instantly, instead of me having to wait 2 seconds. The applications in question were iTunes, iPhoto and Activity monitor and to be honest, launching these on my iMac with HDD is only slightly slower. So, based on my first impressions, SSD's aren't worth the money (well, not now anyway, perhaps in a year or two when they become affordable).