So last year I bought the 13" Macbook Pro (with DVD drive) Base i5, 500gb hdd and upgraded the RAM to 16GB myself. The reason I bought it over the air was because I wanted 16gb to run 2 or 3 virtual machines concurrently. Also I needed 500gb storage. Over the last 12 months I have not really ran VMWare a great deal and don't see that changing much but I still need to run atleast 2 virtual machines (windows 8, windows server) The reason i am thinking of changing is because what I dislike the most about the pro is: heavy and bulky slow boot battery drain during sleep (10% goes overnight) I suppose my questions are: Will the macbook air 'sleep' all night day after day with minimum battery drainage? Sometimes I go 1 week without using the laptop but I hate waiting for boot from cold. Will this yrs macbooks run vmware OK? better than my Pro with RPM drive?