Hello guys, I'm a new user around here, although I've been following this site for the past few months in order to keep up to date with the latest news. I never felt the need to register up until today, so here's my first thread. Over the past few years, I've thought about buying a Macbook computer, but I never did up until now. Now that I'm going to enter university, I'll need a new computer and I'm definitely going for a Macbook. Now, I've been using Windows since ever. My current PC is a 5-years old Fujitsu Siemens with 3GB Ram and a Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 2.00GHz. This computer is more than enough for my current needs -- browsing the web, as well as reading and creating documents --, but I figured it was time for a change, since I'm using it almost as if it were a desktop computer (it's too heavy too carry around). Furthermore, I deserve a new computer after all this time. However, I'm not sure which Macbook would be the best option for me, and that's why I'm asking for advice here. Here are the options... Macbook Air 13 inch 966,78 (4GB Ram)/1.060,26 (8GB Ram) This one is my favourite. It is highly portable and it's also cheaper than the other options below. But I'm sceptical, because: - it does not have a CD/DVD drive (I don't usually use CD/DVD, I guess I could buy an external drive if needed); - it's not possible to upgrade the hardware of a Macbook Air in case of need, in the future. Macbook Pro non retina 13 inch 1.174,65 (4GB Ram) It's my second choice, since I could "easily" upgrade its hardware, if necessary. But it's a rather old computer with old hardware and I'm afraid Apple will stop supporting the non-retina series soon (sure, I could still use it). Macbook Pro retina 13 inch 1.268,13 (4GB Ram) It's the most expensive Macbook. It's my last option because it's expensive, the screen quality is not that important to me, and it's not possible to upgrade its RAM. However, unlike the non-retina series, I'm guessing Apple will keep supporting this Macbook. I've got to say that the Macbook Air with 8GB Ram seems to be a great choice. However, I'm afraid that by saving some money now (buying the Air), I'll spend more in the future with upgrades, maintenance and such. I'm also not sure if I'll need 8GB -- I've been doing just fine with only 3GB in my computer. Since I'm entering Med School, maybe 8GB is a bit too much? If that's so, I could use the extra money and buy the 256GB Air with 4GB Ram instead of the 128GB with 8GB Ram (not sure if I need 256GB though, since I'm only using 70GB in my current computer). On the other hand, I want the computer to last for five or six years, so maybe 8GB Ram would be the best option. And I could always buy an external drive for videos and photos. So many doubts... I really can't afford any other Macbook, since it's a little bit out of my budget, so I hope you guys can help me out choosing the best one for my needs. Thank you soooo much for reading this! Wish you all the best. Executer, a future Mac user. Hopefully.