Hello Guys! Since my HP Crapbook is absolutely unusable, I decided to shop for a new Laptop. My budget is $1200 and I get the education discount. This is what I need/want: RAM: 8 gigs is the bare minimum Video Card: Must be able to run indie games very well. Size: Has to be between 12 and 14 inches. Low weight. Storage: 128 SSD. Ideally it should also have space for a traditional harddrive for more storage, but this is not a deal breaker. Battery: 5-6 hours is the bare minimum Screen quality: I cant stand 720p. Availability: I can wait until september, after that it will be very hard. Reliability: My 2007 iMac is going strong, I expect my laptop to last at the vary least 5 years (I'm willing to replace HD, RAM, and battery during that period). Here is my typical usage: I take all of my classes on Monday and Wednesday, so this means having class from noon to 10PM -- all back to back with the exception of one 45-minute break-- so battery life and size are must-haves. The other days of the week I work regular office hours on my laptop. I travel short distances to attend many events during the week, which I'm required to take notes and some of these can last up to three hours. I use the MS Word and Excel extensively, and I'm guaranteed to have 10-15 tabs open at all times for work. Next semester I'm going to start working with statistical packages for my classes (mostly R, SAS, and Minitab). I really like this new MBA, but the screen resolution is a huge turn off. I really wish it had the 15 inch MPB's resolution (1600x1050). But then again I'm coming from a ****** 720p HP, so anything is an improvement. I found a laptop that meets all of my requirements, but I'm uncertain about the battery life since its a Ubuntu PC (I heard from many sources that Ubuntu kills the battery): https://www.system76.com/laptops/model/galu1 I would upgrade it to a 120GB SSD + 1TB traditional HD and 8GB of ram, which would cost $1304. This is exactly what I want. So my question is should I go with the System 76 PC, get the 13'' Air, wait for the 13'' haswell MBP, or maybe bite the bullet and get the 13'' haswell MBP when its released?