aj_the_kidd, I think some Apple products are overpriced, but the Air? I've never owned a single Apple product (not an ipod, not an iphone, not a macbook) and I hate iTunes. Yet, if I was a student or someone who needed a laptop for travel, the MacBook air provides the most powerful CPU/SSD combo, one of the slimmest aluminum body construction laptops for "only" $1,299. Plus it has the ability to be hooked up to 2x2560x1600 monitors and still retains 7 hours of battery life. There isn't a single PC laptop that can deliver all of that for $1,300. Then again, a laptop to me is only about portability. Right now I have a 17 inch HP with Blu-ray drive which I use at home (but it weighs 7.7 lbs). Obviously if you want a laptop for games, to watch Blu-Ray movies, or do serious video encoding work, the MacBook air isn't going to work for you. But as a portable laptop, there isn't any better for its price.