Hi everyone, I will be a first time Mac buyer here in the next 6 or so months. I'm a college student majoring in Elementary Education, with a minor in educational technology (so I blog, do digital storytelling, skype, dabble in Photoshop, etc). My current Dell is starting to, well, crap out on me, and I think it's time to invest in something that will last me the long haul. I'm torn between the base 13" MBP and the 11" MBA. Being a student still (and for yet another year and a half... sigh), I have a small list of what I want in a laptop, especially one that I hope to have well after college: Portability: I want to be able to take my computer to study, class, what have you, and not have to break my back or lug around a ton of chargers Storage Space: I'm not sure if 64 or 128 gb will last me on an Air. I have an external harddrive, but that kind of defeats the point... CD drive/eternet port: I know you can add these to the Air via dongles... but having them built in sure would be nice Price: I'm in college, and going to be a teacher... I know this is a costly investment, and don't want to pay more for things I don't need... So, my question for you all: Which one would be better suited for my needs? I'm really a Mac newbie, so all feedback would be great!!