An extra-special thanks to everyone who talked me in to this (refurb rev A air with ssd) - best money I've spent (and not spent) in a long time. Appreciably faster than either 1.6 atom netbook I tried (as expected, but still....). The screen is big enough to web-browse and not have to scroll all the time (800 is huge compared to 600 pix in height). I have yet to do any metaphorical heavy lifting with it, but I don't expect to need to. For me personally, it was well worth the price tag compared to the netbooks. I realize I'm preaching to the choir here in the Air section, but I'm as pleased as punch and I want everybody to know it!