"Portable, powerful, perfect... for most people's needs"4.5 starson by converse3
Pros: Pros: very light, full keyboard, decent battery life, SSD memory and good processing, quick start-up from shutdown and sleep, enhanced by lion, no extraneous features, quiet and does not heat-up too quickly
Cons: COST... 999$ seems overpriced for the limited base model
Summary: I picked this up to replace my nearly 3.5 year old white macbook, which was a wonderful computer. I opted to ditch my optical drive (broken for most of the time I owned it) and spinning harddrive (broke 2 times while stationary) I am not a gamer, nor do I do very heavy photo editing. I mostly just surf the internet, write documents and listen to music. I'm on the go a lot so I wanted something light that could move around easily with me. I don't find the 11 inch screen to be a problem - OSX lion helps with that. That said, I did buy an inexpensive external monitor to connect my air to when I am doing some photo or document editing. I didn't like doing these activities on my 13 inch macbook. I figured that the best compromise was to get a powerful, portable computer and then if I wanted more screen reestate, I could hook it up to a larger screen. This works for me, but everyone's needs are different. I'm looking to go back to school next fall and I figured that this would be the best compromise for what I need. The only draw back I can find at the moment is within OSX lion itself: you still can't change the size of the menu fonts and I find it to be too small sometimes.