Is SSD the same as Flash for memory? Because you can get SSD HD's on macbook pros now.
I have had the Macbook Air for years with SSD. I love it. I got mine when they first came out, switched from a nice 15'' Macbook Pro. The size/weight difference is AWESOME, and the SSD is so fast and SILENT that I can never see me going back to the old school way.
I was concerned about a 13" screen, but it proved to be no problem for endless research and papers for my UG degree in History. I learned to use "spaces" like a pro, and had no prob. I absolutely lived off of it for nearly 3 years now. (I think February will be three years, although I did upgrade to bigger HD at some point) I have 128g SSD HD and plenty of room left over, and I run Fusion w/Windows. Although, bootcamp is more stable (and supported by Apple)
HOWEVER! -- I am waiting to see if they come out with a 15" Macbook air/Pro by the fall of next year before school starts. THAT would be ideal. I believe all Apple laptops will mirror the air style in the future. All SSD, no CD. I have used the CD drive for my Air maybe 6 times in 3 years.
The lightweight Air is really awesome. Unless you play games and need more guts, but they do get 4g ram now!