OK, so I just got a good cash offer and sold my 13" 2.3ghz i5 MBP for $900. I want to get a 13" 256GB MBA. I am stuck between getting the refurb 2011 or the new 2012. My primary uses are pretty basic: internet browsing, iTunes, watching videos, Facebook, Word/Excel, and some very light audio and video stuff (mostly just grabbing clips from songs/videos). I figured an upgrade to a MBA would make for a "snappier" experience launching apps and opening files (those are the two primary things that irk me once in a while with my MBP). So here I am trying to decide which MBA to get. I figured if I get a brand new one I might as well up the processor and max the RAM to further "future proof" it, so the new MBA in that configuration would be $1699. Even without those options, standard is $1499. Refurbished 2011 MBA i7 with 256GB is $1199. So, for me and my usage, is it really worth the extra $300-$500 to get the brand new MBA? Is there enough of a difference in perforamnce that I would notice it with my daily usage? This is a machine that I will likely have for 1-2 maybe 3 years. Cost is a determining factor when I make my purchases, but I'm not afraid to spend if it means I'm making the "right" purchase as opposed to the most economical purchase. Thoughts? I'm sure there are a number of people wrestling with this same issue?