So I currently own a 2.4 GHz Intel core 2 duo 3gb DDR3 ram MacBook from late 2008, I believe it's time for an upgrade. I am military, travel often and am deploying in a couple months. I was looking into whether I should get the MBA 11-inch : 128GB 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor 4GB memory 128GB flash storage1 Intel HD Graphics 3000 or... MBP 13-inch: 2.4 GHz 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 4GB 1333MHz 500GB 5400-rpm1 Intel HD Graphics 3000 the portability of the MBA is spectacular and I love the SSD, as opposed to an optical drive, but where the problem lies is that I'm not sure if the tech specs are enough. I usually do web browsing and what not but I love to play my emulators (i.e. Dolphin) to play gamecube or (rarely) Wii games. I don't want to go through the trouble of purchasing the MBA and finding that it lags when playing Smash Bros. Melee, or Zelda: Twilight Princess on a resolution higher than 720x840 (LMAO). I am well aware that the MBP has the better tech specs but it's a burden to have a large computer stuffed into a ruck sack that has countless articles of clothing like cold weather gear or ballistic goggles. I would love some personal experiences from MBA owners that do emulating or Steam games, thanks everyone!