I'm considering an air and have ruled out the ssd as it's far to much money for what tests have shown to be little or no improvement. That leaves me with the processor to decide. I'm leaning towards the basic 1.6 but thought I'd see if anyone has any opinions. My guess is the hdd is going to be the bottleneck anyway so the 1.6 should handle things fine. Has anyone played with both a 1.6/80 and a 1.8/80?