There are several threads and posts seeking to compare the MacBook Air with other laptops/notebooks and even desktops. And I find that to be a bit odd. Once you "get" the concept of this truly unique computer, it's easy to see (and say) that the MacBook Air is in a class by itself. You can compare its size, and speed, etc. But when Apple announced the newer MacBooks and Pros yesterday, I said to myself: "so what?". The MBA is perfect for my needs. If I decide later I need a larger, more powerful computer, then I will look at them more seriously.