I recently found a nice little macbook air substitute. http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/...ory-id=96EBC6A8C8EC47A59E95B3D5E300F333&tab=1 It's also available from amazon for $485 with free shipping and no tax: http://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-X120...LTA8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315266221&sr=8-1 I have been searching high and low for a good deal on a MBA when I finally gave up. I will shortly order one of these (open box) from another website for $385 shipped. For significantly less than the cost of a macbook air, I think this fills the same spot quite nicely. It comes with a dual-core AMD E-350 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 320GB HDD. It can also be easily upgraded to a max of 8GB RAM for about $50. (which I intend to do) Also, I personally love the famous durability of Lenovo, as well as the overall look of their Thinkpad laptops. I have seen people play games like Modern Warfare 2, Team Fortress 2, Left for Dead 2, Portal, and Minecraft on this computer, and it handles the games very well. (with 4GB RAM) So my point here is this: for someone who is fine with windows, this is a much cheaper, more practical option. Sure, you lose the sexy look of an apple computer, but I think spending twice as much for that is rather silly. I know there are other factors for why people buy a macbook air, but for half the price...look what you can get!! I'm not trying to criticize the MBA here; just pointing out other options for the benefit of others. I'd be glad to hear some other people's opinions on this, especially those of you who are dual-booting to OS X and win7.