The MBA 13" is my favorite computer I've ever owned. I throw it in a bag and don't notice it's there. It has all the power I need to do extensive graphics work (I run a web development company), surfing, watching videos, emails, etc. I've never needed a CD/DVD and I rarely use the ethernet-to-usb adapter I bought. I bought a Apple Cinema Display for home and one for the office so I carry the MBA back and forth and have a full 27" screen in both places. On the road, the 13" screen is perfect. I can't recommend the 13" MBA highly enough.