I'm planning to purchase a 2011 model MBA as my primary machine and have been tossing the decision around for weeks! I'm now under the gun as my old iMac has died. This will be a family computer but mostly mine (elementary school kids with little need for computer at this time). No gaming, light to moderate photo editing, iPhoto, word processing, etc. I'm trying to keep this as close to $1000 as possible, hence the 2011 model. The upgrades in 2012 arent worth it for my needs, i think. I've narrowed it down to either This 13" refurb, 2011, 4G, 128 ssd for $919 http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC965LL/A OR This 11" 2011 (new, unopened) 4G, 256ssd for $999. http://www.microcenter.com/product/395538/MacBook_Air_116_MD214LL-A_Laptop_Computer_-_Silver I prefer to buy Mac products from apple directly but that price on the 11" seems too good to pass up! I know that either is sufficient for my needs and that the most obvious upgrade to do is the RAM but that bumps the cost a few hundred (based on these prices). Is this really a tomAYto/tomAHto kind of decision that is really just about personal preference or is there something bigger I'm overlooking? Fwiw, I do have a 20" monitor I can use when screen space is an issue, though that defeats some of the portability aspect, which really isn't a huge concern to me. Before that deal came up I'd settled on the 13" refurb but was nervous about such a small ssd so was hesitating on the purchase. I'd appreciate thoughts. I reserved the Microcenter deal but am still hesitating!