Took the plunge on the Best Buy special, MBA 13" 1.6, 256G hard drive. Starting online classes soon to further my nursing degree and have been interested/intrigued by the air line for a while. My luck apple with either do away with the line or launch some hot rod version soon! Funny my 2011 MBP has better specs, than the new air. Eh, I'm good with it. I need to write papers, do research and "consume". I'm sure this machine will do fine. I picked up an external burner as well for $25.00 at BB. 2 questions- I want a snap on case for the air, any recommendations for a reasonable price one? How do I and can I use my CD collection via iTunes off an external HD?