Hi all ~ this is my first post on this forum and, appropriately, it deals with my first Mac. I've been back-and-forth for two days between the new MBA 13" and the sturdy MBP 15" in my deliberations over which to buy for my freshman year. I don't need a laptop for heavy video/photo editing or dedicated engineering/math programs, but I will watch movies and play medium-quality games (no Crysis 2, more like Mass Effect 2, Minecraft, Starcraft 2, etc.). As I would opt for the best processors (both Intel Core i7) and 256 GB SSD for each, I'm left with a significant price difference (up to ~$1000 through the Apple store online). My question is whether the performance boost and supposed greater longevity of the MBP is worth the tradeoff in price and buying cycle, as I'm more inclined as a smart buyer to spring for the just-revamped MBA than the 6-month-old MBP, even if it does ship with Lion. Any advice is greatly appreciated!