Not to get into the details but I will be away from home in another country for an extended period of time. In my house, I have an iMac and my wife uses an MBA. Any time I travel for a short time I take her MBA, but this time it will be for quite awhile and she doesn't want me taking her laptop, which is understandable. I plan to do photo editing and web design in my spare time so I need something more than an iPad. We have an older Sony Vaio that I could take. But it is clunky and it is... Windows. But I am a reasonable guy, so if I have no other options, I will take the VAIO but I would like to see if anyone else as a better idea. I've considered renting an MBA but that was just as expensive as buying one. So now I am thinking about buying one but selling it when I get back. Thoughts? I really do NOT need another laptop when I'm at home, these trips are not that frequent. Thanks for the help.