I'll be honest, when I was purchasing my first notebook from Apple - I basically had it narrowed down to the MacBook vs. the MacBook Pro and I never even considered a MacBook Air. What are the benefits to it? I mean, the specs for its price almost seem subpar compared to other models' specs - is there something I am missing? Is it purchased solely for it's enhanced portability and small size? What would be a main reason to own one? I'm not gonna lie - I'm quite curious and I completely overlooked it. Thank you to all who respond.