HI all, i'm seriously thinking of buying a MBA 11.6''. My concerns are about the choose of the MBA as a viable option for my daily workflow. I was thinking about the MBA 1.4Ghz with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of hard-disk. I searched with MRoogle but i can't find an other user with my same needs. 1. I need to use word 2011 a lot! I daily manage documents up to 100/120 pages, with a lot of comments, images, equations, several sections, tables and so on and even on my desktop hackintosh word is quite slow and sometimes it's really a pain to use with respect to the windows counterpart. Does the limited amount of power (1.4Ghz) impact on the actual usability of Word in the way i need to use it? 2. I need to use MATLAB for coding. In particular for image processing (frequency and spatial filtering). I already used it on my hackintoshed netbook and the user experience was not so bad. Has someone tried to use it on the MBA? 3. I need to code in Eclipse/Java. In particular servlets/EJB/JSTL. So apart of Eclipse i need to run tomcat. The resolution of the 11.6 it's quite high (one of my university collegues has a VAIO with the same resolution on a i3 15''). This is the most important task, because in the next semester i'll start to work on my master thesis in computer engineering. 4. I need to use virtual machine. In particular I need to use at least once a week Windows XP for my job. My usage of Windows it's limited to light office tasks (in particular Office 2003). I can't use Office for mac, it's mandatory to work inside Windows. 5. I need to use XCode both for my C/C++ projects and also because I want to start to learn iToys programming. 6. I need to use google docs: in particular the writer. I need to visualize both the sheet,the comment column and the chat window without scrolling horizontally. Does the MBA have enough resolution? 7. Consumer use: Light browsing, Youtube, iTunes, Adium, iCal, iPhoto and so on. But i bet it wouldn't be a problem (otherwise why people buy it ) I DON'T play videogames, but i demand the flash video to be without any framedrop (both from youtube and megavideo). In the end do you think the MBA will meet my requirements? thanks for the help and sorry for the long post. ciao!