I am in the market for a MacBook. Leaning towards the MBA, because of the portability and speed of flash storage. SSD is still too expensive, so that is why MBP is almost ruled out. Pricing the lowest-end MBA, I have come up with two things - I could go bare-bones with the 64 GB / 2 GB version, or spend $850 more for the d'lux version, with the i7, 4 GB memory, and 256 GB drive. Obviously, there is some wiggle room. I am pretty sure I will need 4 GB RAM. iTunes is always open, as is Safari, Mail, and whatever I'm working on (i.e. Pages, Numbers, Keynote, or all of the above). So, go for 4 GB? Okay, so that leaves me with the next one up, so I don't have to worry about only having 64 GB. I'm at 128 now. While this will not be my main rig (main rig will be iMac quad Core i7), I would like to be able to keep my iPhone (32 GB, unless the iPhone 5 has 64 GB option) sync'd to both computers. So 128 - 7 (7 for OS X Lion, right?) = 121. 121 - 64 = 57 GB. That is not including extra files and programs. I'll also most likely have to install Windows, as not all colleges are Mac-friendly. I do not think they will have us running any of their own software, as my major will bs Nursing. So what do you think? 128 GB w/ base processor, 4 GB (base), and a small external HDD (probably < 250 GB)? That'd take my total to around, what?, $1,300? $1,400? What do you guys think?