Hi people, Been a member since the iPhone 4 days, I need your help to decide on which macbook air to buy. This question has been asked a million times. My usage will be browsing internet (10-12 tabs), watching videos/live streams, reading PDFs, making presentation, mails, some photo enhancements (NOT editing, just correcting brightness, crop etc.) I will be saving more pictures/videos/music in future when I invest in a SLR camera. I have done some research already. I have decided to go with 8GB RAM because I might be running VM in few years time and cause its not upgradable. I m stuck between 128GB vs 256GB. The price difference is $200 on Macmall. What I was thinking of is, buying an external HD and accessing my photos/videos when I need them cause, I will not be needing them at all times. It is just to capture the memories. I know the traditional external HD are USB 3.0 and not as quick as SSD. How big is the gap between using external HD vs SSD in terms of everyday performance. Will I notice a big difference? Read/Write speed etc...u know what I mean. Sorry for the long post. Thanks for your help guys.