I'd suggest checking out the dell refurbish outpost and slickdeals.net for their weekly 20-25% off + free shipping coupons to slap onto the Dell Latitude e4300. I managed to find one for $700 total with very good specs. http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...&l=en&lob=LAT&MODEL_DESC=Latitude E4300&s=dfb I'd have to say, for that price, the e4300 from the outlet is a GREAT contender for the fiscally rational and practical ultra-portable buyer . Wouldn't you agree? I've experienced the e4300 and it is lighter than the MBA and almost nearly as thin. Save an extra $1000 and put it into a desktop rig or something.