I am in need of a new laptop, and I have made the decision to venture into the Mac world. My current acer timeline 4820tg has been great, but it is getting passed down to my kids who need one for school. Anyhow, I'm honestly stuck between the 2012 13" MBA and the 13" MBP, and I would love some advice. The biggest drawback for me with the MBP is the weight and what is being reported as an inferior display. I'm not a graphics artist, and actually I'm a bit colorblind, but I do appreciate crisp displays. I've read and confirmed that the MBA has a sharper display, so that's something I'm considering. The biggest drawback to the MBA is the small SSD (looking at the 128, the 256 is just a bit outside of what I want to spend) and the lack of optical drive. I don't use my optical drive a whole lot, but the MBA still ends up requiring me to buy an external drive and lug it around. I would also need an external HDD, which is again something else I'd have to put around. The advantage is the intoxicatingly small form factor and what is reported as sheer speed (I'm expecting responsiveness like my iPad, is that unrealistic?). Oh, it's probably relevant.. I'll be using this computer for everyday computing, some games (wow, maybe sc2/d3), but mostly school. I also like to watch videos a lot on my laptop.