I am interested in purchasing the 13" MBA and upgrade to i7, 8GB RAM, and 256HDD. That will cost me a total of $1479 after student discount, but $1602 after tax. Hopefully the new retina 13" MBP later this year won't come as close to the slimness as the MBA because that gives me buying jitters. Also am having a tough time picking between the 11 and 13" models... I currently have the 13" 1.8/4GB/128HDD but needed the extra hard drive and wanted the longer battery life (I always felt the need of an extra 2-3 hours battery when outside). I also wanted to justify the purchase a little further by getting a processor that's a little faster rather than the same thing all over again after respending the money. Even more decisions...I've had a crush on the 11" but the 3 hours extra battery life and slimmer bezel on the 13" makes me want to pull the trigger for the 13" again. In the past, I didn't buy the 11" MBA because it would not reach 7 hours of battery, and now that it does I am awe'd by the 13-incher's 12 hour battery over 9 hours in the 11-incher. Also worried I may miss out on the back-to-school promo or a free printer promo or something. There's no promos at all right now! I also wanted to buy from Best Buy with their 18 month financing but they'll only have stock models and probably two weeks from now (so can't do 8GB RAM nor the i7, what a bummer?). I didn't qualify for Barclay on the Apple site so had to pay it up front. ...Anyone else in a similar situation that recently pulled or is about to pull the trigger?