friend of mine is selling her macbook air. she doesnt need it and does not use it because she has the macbook pro i think. i am currently using a dell inspiron 560.. flat screen for $500 from walmart two years ago.. works good, just hate how i cant go anywhere without a computer. im going to be working with photoshop and illustrator, but portable version most likely. and surfing the internet, networking for music artists... what would you pay for a 2008 mac book air? can i upgrade it to make it faster? software or ram? she said she would trade for my desktop and asked how much cash i would throw on top. what do you guys think? it comes with the external hard drive to... if in perfect condition, what is the price range i should be looking to pay? i REALLY dont have the $ to save for a $900 or 800$ pro.... just need something for school and to take with me everywhere.