Hi All, First time poster. I've decided to jump into the land of Apple and treat myself to a 13" MBA. Since the newest MBAs are due to be announced, I've decided to wait for that. Oh, but it's difficult. I do have a couple Win laptops so it's not like I'm computerless altogether; I'm just antsy now that I've made a decision to pull the trigger on a new tech tool. Why am I waiting for Haswell? Well aside from wanting the newest version of hardware, I'm hoping there will be a bump in battery life. For awhile I thought I might go the route of getting an iPad, but as a dedicated touch typist who is not merely consuming content but actively participates in creating content, there is no way I can be proficient on a virtual touch screen. Yes I know I could add a keyboard to an iPad but that makes it a laptop in the end. I realized the iPad is fab, but I have no real 'need' for one, truth be told. Besides, I have a 4th gen iPod touch and that's a mini-mini iPad! ;-D I decided since an old Dell laptop screen just died to use that excuse/rationalization as my reason to get a new laptop and I've been eying the MBAs for awhile now. Patience will have to be a newly acquired skill as I have no idea how quickly the newest MBAs will be available once announced next month. As for specs I'm thinking 8gb RAM and either 128 or 256gb HD, depending. i5 would be fast enough for my use.