So I just received my 11'' Air this morning. For some reason I didn't have to sign for it.(fedex said something about my signature being on file or something) Anyway, as I type this post on my my new Air, I can't be more impressed. I have the i7 with the 8 GB ram and 256 GB SSD. The SSD speeds are amazing; I'm getting around 450 MB/s write speed and around 500 MB/s read speed. BTW, it's a samsung SSD. This thing completely blows my old white macbook out of the water, it's pretty amazing how much of a difference there is. The battery life is almost exactly what Apple said it was. See picture below. Anyway, I hope this computer lasts at least through college, maybe more. the SSD really helps.