Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new macbook and am considering getting the 2018 Macbook Air 8GB RAM, 512SSD. Need some advice as I am not a tech person and reading all the reviews online has making me more confused. It seems like for specs the higher the number the better, and obviously when compared to the MBP the MBA is relatively worse. I am hoping for my new laptop to be able to last about 5+ years. I will mainly use it for: - web browsing/ research (chrome 10-15 tabs) - office (word doc, powerpoint, excel), pdfs - emails - skype - itunes - streaming videos online - occasionally IBM SPSS (stats analysis for research) I am not a gamer, and will unlikely be doing any photo/ video editing. I am not sure if SPSS is considered heavy lifting. This will be my first time using the macOS. My previous laptop of 8 years was a Windows Intel core i5-2410M (2nd gen) 2.3GHz with turbo boost up to 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, and it is getting really slow now. I am not considering the MBP nTB at all, and if I should get a MPB I will go for the 2018 TB vers. So if the 2018 MBA is good enough for my needs I would prefer to save the extra cash. Will the new MBA suit my needs? Do I need to upgrade it to the 16GB RAM? Thanks in advance!