I recently bought my first PC, the very first one I've ever owned. My parents raised me in an apple world so my husband talking me out of an imac so I could game was.... difficult. He also talked me into a droid instead of an iphone which im so happy i did. Now my parents have offered to buy me a laptop for school and I'm torn. I know ridiculous amount of information about mac computers, I cant even change my wallpaper on my pc with out help >.>. What I dont know about macs all fits into one neat category. How it works with a pc. I'm looking for advice basically on what to choose, they are willing to go up to 1200 but its a gift and I'd rather NOT choose the top of their range if I don't have to. They want to buy me an air. I know air's dont have a cd drive, which wasnt an issue for me before bc I had another mac in the house. Now I dont. Can I utilise the cd drive of the pc like I would my macs or no? How does its features work out when paired with a pc as the main computer? Am I better off just buying a pc netbook (this would break my heart lol) Can someone give me some information on this.