I’ve upgraded from a MacBook Pro to MacBook Air. If you carry your computer around a lot like I do, loosing that extra weight is actually pretty awesome. When I carry it around, it’s like I don’t carry a computer at all and I’ve already noticed how my shoulders are less stiff.
As for style, I can also recommend the P.A.P. laptop cover.
It’s thin, light and stylish enough to carry around as is if you’re just popping out of the office for a short meeting and you plan to get back.
However, I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised that the best thing with the Air is that it’s so fast. Since it has flash storage (no moving parts), retrieving, opening and searching is lightning fast. If you’re a white collar professional, this actually saves you quite a lot of time on a daily basis.
Now, I know that the geeks amongst us might have a thing or two to say about this. Because the Air is weaker than the Pro. But I’m no art director. I don’t edit music or video. I never render 3D objects. All I do is have several Pages documents open at once while listening to Spotify and having multiple browser tabs open at the same time.
And for these purposes, yes. The Macbook Air is faster than any computer I’ve used before. And this single fact is what makes me the most happy about working from this computer.