Dear Macrumors forum Im considering buying the base model 13 inch macbook air with a 4gb ram upgrade. This would be my first mac ever so Im quite exited. Before I go ahead I have a few questions. I mainly have three different things Im gonna use this machine for First: University. As a graduate student Ill need it for taking notes and using the Office package. From reading the forums Im quite sure the MBA would do fine here. The extra thiness will be such an advantage here! Second: Gaming. I will play WoW on this computer and reading from these forums it does seem like the MBA does this fine. Now, Im a big fan of the Total war series and I do know that Shogun 2 is getting released shortly. Sadly, I presume everone will agree that this game will proberly be unplayable on the MBA? Or do you think there will be hope in minimum settings? There is no macsupport either so I would have to play it on windows. Third: Photo. I currently own an eos 450d. I work with photos almost everyday which is also a reason why I chose the 13 inch. I love to have a sd card reader in my computers. The raw files are around 20mb. Do anyone have experience with working with raw files of that size in photoshop on the MBA? I also use Lightroom quite alot. I also have a techie question. Sorry if its pretty basic, I dont know alot about computers. I have an extern 1 terrabyte hardisk where I keep my photos on. The MBA will definately run out of space quick, so Ill use the external harddisc for music and photos. If I work with photos from the External hardisc, I guess the SSD from the MBA will not give me any advantage or am I wrong about this? And in that case, will I see a noticible drop in preformance of the MBA? Do you think Im demanding too much for the MBA13 or would it do? Thanks for any advice possible! Regards!