I am contemplating buying a Mac (I have been a PC user all my life) and am having a hard time deciding between two models. I have more or less narrowed it down to either a refurbished 2010 13¨ MacBook Pro, OR a refurbished current model 11¨ MacBook Air (which I would buy after the new models come out). I am a light laptop user-- I use my current Dell for email, web browsing, listening to music with iTunes, videocam chatting, and watching movies. Whichever model I choose, I hope for it to be my primary computer for the next 5 or so years. I think that the Air would satisfy most of my needs, BUT my primary concern is the lack of optical drive. The DVD drive on my Dell broke recently, and I find myself missing it. I don't own a TV or DVD player nor do I want to, so I watch movies on my laptop. I don't watch a ton-- maybe one every couple of weeks, but it's still nice to have. I also use CDs to upload music to iTunes. I know I could buy an external optical drive, but I'm wondering if it maybe doesn't make sense to buy a laptop lacking the drive for the same price as a MBP, then have to go out and buy an external drive. I am also sort of concerned about the lack of disk space-- I currently only use about 20 gigs on my Dell, but I could see it expanding beyond 64G in the next few yrs. I like the air for its looks/size, and portability. I am not a student so won't need to take it everywhere, but I do like to carry my laptop both around the house and to friend's houses, etc. I carried my current 4.2 lb Dell around college and it didn't bother me too much, but it does hurt my shoulders to put in a bag. So, I'd be sacrificing the optical drive but gaining in weight/size. What do you guys think? Does anyone have the Air as their primary mac and really miss the dvd drive? One more question: I am looking at a refurbished 2010 MBP on Apple's website that's a good deal. How often do these models come up on the refurb page and how much are they generally sold for? If I wait a month to try and buy one, is there a chance they could permanently run out/stop selling them as refurbs? Also, how much is the current generation Air likely to be discounted by when the new version comes out in July? Thanks all!