During the last MBA Best Buy sale, I bought the base 13" MBA but have yet to open it. Originally, I wanted 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD, but jumped on the BB deal. I've thought about buying a BTO MBA and returning the base MBA to Best Buy. For me, after taxes it is about $367 for the extra RAM and larger SSD (sticking with i5). For my uses, I don't think I'll necessarily need it but it would be nice to future proof. I have a Time Capsule, so I suppose I could get by with 128 SSD but I don't really know that either. So, do you think the extra cost is worth it to upgrade? Even though the main purpose would be to future proof? I'd like to keep this MBA for awhile. I've always been a PC guy. But I have used several different laptop brands and they seem to break down on my after a few years. Plus, the heat coming off of this HP is becoming an issue for my manhood!