i bought a 12" macbook air, last generation, for 700 bucks.
i use web based software all day at work, carry the thing in and out of 6-10 stops a day.
its light, battery lasts forever, feels solid, and right out of the box it was easy to use.
i wanted to see what all the hubbub was about re apple products.
if windows 8 looked like previous versions it would have helped, but they wanted some desktop/mobile hybrid thing that takes some getting used to and i didnt have the time or inclination to be their guineea pig.