Just picked this one up this morning. 1. It's fast: Web pages load noticeably quicker than my wife's 2010 13 MBP 2.4. iTunes loads much quicker, as well as apps. I have used a 2010 MBA, and while the ssd makes it very quick, the much faster processor here is helping to speed things up as well. 2. The MBA does have higher resolution. However the MBP screen is superior. Better color and contrast. Color gamut of the MBP is much higher. Anyway, I don't think anyone can go wrong with this one. It's quite the little powerhouse, and btw I am not a gamer so the intel 3000 doesn't really bother me.