I'm moving soon and need to get rid of my 2010 27" iMac (i7, 8GB Ram, 2TB hard-drive) and move to a laptop. It looks like I could build up the Macbook Pro to similar (or better) performance but it could wind up costing a boatload too. Would the Air provide close enough performance at a fraction of the price, or would I be frustrated in comparison to my current system? I use my computer mostly for: Web surfing (I'm a bit of a tab whore) Video - watching tv/movies, using Handbrake to convert 720p .MKV files Photo Editing - Use Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, not a daily task though If I get the Air, should I get the i5 or i7 (leaning towards i7 cause of Handbrake)? If I get the Pro, should I upgrade to a SSD? 15" or 17"? How should I deal with going from a 2TB hard-drive to something much smaller? I can get an external drive but plugging that in all the time seems like a pain. Is using a Time Capsule a decent option for storage or will the transfer rates be too slow? Or do I just suck it up with the External Hard-Drive?