I've been wondering if the Intel graphics in the Air could handle Adobe Illustrator, or Sketchbook Designer. Just some light illustrations, nothing like Photoshop, or any 3D rendering. I had been looking at an iMac, but I convinced myself after some time that a purchase like that can wait until after I'm officially in the Marine Corps, and earning a steady pay from the government because that sucker (27 inch ultimate) is not cheap. For a laptop, I'd honestly rather have a MacBook Pro with an SSD but for the moment, that goal too, is far too lofty. I figured an Air would be a viable substitute for the time being. As far as extra storage, I can always get an external drive, and extra screen real estate...thunderbolt display. So, I pulled up a 13 inch maxed out Air, with AppleCare, and no extra bs. I can always buy a printer later that is also AirPrint enabled, so it'll work with my iPad too. (Little sister will get iPad when I get this laptop) All I need to know is this: for what it is, can it do what I'm asking, which is simple Illustrator work, no weird effects or heavy renderings?