The best part of today's new MacBook Airs is definitely the new Thunderbolt Apple Cinema Display. For years I have been reading reviewers here state how they wish the MBA had a Gigabit Ethernet port, or at least an adapter. For years I have been reading reviewers say without a FireWire port they would "never" buy an MBA. As I suspected when Thunderbolt was announced, Apple has included FireWire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet ports on the new Thunderbolt ACDs. This means business users, and those that require high-speed data transfer can get it with their MBA as long as they have a new Thunderbolt ACD too. I have been a big time supporter of using a 27" ACD with the MBAs, and the new ACD is exactly what I have wanted from Apple sans the built-in GPU. I feel like Thunderbolt 2.0 specs will be fully capable of having a GPU built into the ACD to make the less capable Mac notebooks more capable at least when at the desk. Hopefully by then Apple will adopt the USB 3.0 spec also. For all of the frustration I have had with Intel over the force out of Nvidia and a real GPU, the lack of USB 3.0 is nearly equally frustrating. Another anti-competitive move in my estimation (so it can have a year to push Thunderbolt). Thunderbolt is better, but why not have both??? I feel there are a lot of negatives with the new MBAs, but I have to say for the business users, and those that don't require any graphics performance whatsoever, the new MBAs are a slightly better value. I can admit that, but I am HUGELY disappointed that the 13" MBAs have ULV CPUs. A 2.3 GHz Core i7 LV sounds a lot better in 2011 than a 1.7GHz ULV CPU - in my opinion it's a big step backwards from what could have been and what was. As all of the rumors mentioned these ULV CPUs, members here like Hellhammer said the rumor was talking about the 11" MBA and the 13" MBA would have the LV CPUs. I remember these discussions back months ago. I wasn't so sure, but I thought if Apple pulled that it would be to give it more battery life which would at least make sense. It turns out they had to do it to achieve almost the same battery life, and that makes the C2D Nvidia-based MBAs so much more incredible all this time later. I can understand BOTH arguments for buying a clearance Late 2010 MBA and buying a new Mid 2011 MBA. It all depends on what you need it for. I cannot wait to see some real world reviews from fellow forum members. Results on all different types of apps and uses. What are your opinions on the best parts and worst parts of today's MBA updates? I would like to know. Also, do you plan to buy a Thunderbolt ACD?