I am somewhat shocked by the attitude towards the macbook air. I just watched a video hands-on on crave. The woman reviewing the notebook said "It retails at $1799, which is surprisingly well priced for an ultraportable". Im really not so sure of that. Also, I just read an article on cnet.com that states, "In terms of interaction, the MacBook Air is probably the first three-pound notebook that hasn't asked users to make some kind of compromise." NO COMPROMISE!!?? How about no optical drive, user replaceable battery, stereo speakers, firewire, express card slot, etc etc... All I'm saying is, I think it is a logical addition to apple's line of notebooks, but for once I think I may be a little disgusted by the blinders us apple fanboys put on when a new product comes out. I can't believe it, but for the first time following macworld, I still have the most advanced notebook apple offers (mbp).