I just ordered a white MacBook 2.4GHz instead of the MacBook Air. I was seriously considering the MacBook Air but decided on the MacBook for a few reasons. I should note that I currently have a 15" PowerBook (as my laptop, I also have a 24" aluminum iMac). First, the price. I didn't want to spend the extra money right now on the MacBook Air, especially since you get more features for less with the MacBook and the weight isn't a factor for me. Nor is the size, for that matter. Second, the MacBook Air is a first generation product. While the MacBook Air forum has been filled with mostly positive reviews, I have noticed a few issues popping up. Of course the MacBook has issues as well, but I figure I'll wait for the second generation at least. Third, I needed it rather quickly. I've seen people reporting that their shipping dates have been pushed back at least once, if not more, and unfortunately I need it rather soon. Next, the battery life. The MacBook Air gets up to 5 hours of wireless productivity and the MacBook gets 4.5 hours of wireless productivity. I know that if you turn down the brightness this is usually extended and I plan on turning it down a bit. Both the MacBook Air and the MacBook have similar battery lives, at least according to the Apple website and because of this, I'm alright with the MacBook. All in all, I'm very happy with my decision. While I would have liked to have gotten a MacBook Air, now is simply not the right time for me. I'm very excited to receive my new MacBook and it should be here hopefully by Friday!