Should I upgrade to MacBook air from MacBook aluminum?

I own a MacBook aluminum (2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2Gb RAM, 250 SATA disk) and I'm undecided about upgrading to a MacBook air. I don't use my MacBook for photoshop or games, but I do use it to do a lot of multitasking, i.e. I transfer CD's to my iTunes library (yes, I'm old school), I download a huge file from the Internet, I sync either my iPad or iPhone, I stream music for iTunes to an airport device, I browse Internet and I work either on word or excel for Mac, everything at the same time.
So far my MacBook works seamlessly, its performance has been perfect when multitasking (it never slows down or crashes), however, I travel a lot for work, so it's sort of bulky when it's about carrying it in my hand luggage, this is the only reason why I'm thinking about upgrading to a 11 inch MacBook air, however, I'm not sure if I will get the same performance I get with my current MacBook.
Do you think a MacBook air will make it to handle the multitasking I currently do with my MacBook aluminum? I'd be willing to configure my MacBook air 11 inch with a 1.8 Ghz Dual -Core intel Core i7 processor and obviously I would get the MacBook air super drive too. Would you recommend the MacBook for multitasking? Also, I don't mind if the the battery lasts shorter, since when I multitask, my laptop is always plugged to an AC outlet.

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    No MacBooks pro 2012 air has a sacrifice but if you want power nap or/and you want thin and light go head or a iMac 2012 with a super drive and just use are same laptop for traveling if you get a backpack or a hand caring case it is not that bad I do it

    • Answered by Ben R from Riverside
    • Oct 29, 2012