There are a few brand new in box MBAs on the Bay right now for about the same price as a refurb, from reputable sellers. With the current live.com $200 (max) discount, the price becomes $1100-$1200. That's tough to pass up. I'm torn between snagging one of these, or spending the extra coin on a Macbook, or waiting for the rev2 MBA, especially with all the heat and other issues I've read about on the first model. The MBA would suit my needs as a couch computer, that occasionally gets toted out of town on trips. The Macbook would probably stay home due to its size and weight, but it seems like a lot more bang for the buck. I have a DVD drive on my desktop in the next room, so lack thereof on a notebook is not a deal killer (+1 MBA). But I have a SuperDrive in my current 12" Powerbook which gets used all the same (+1 MB). Any opinions?