currently I have an ooold dying laptop with 1,6 core duo /not core2duo/ with 1GB ram, 120GB 5400 hdd, 15,4- 1280x800 I am definitely making a switch to Apple! finally.. I am eligible for UK Edu discount, so that helps as well.. The ideal laptop for me would be 13inch MBP, BUT I need some more real estate than 1280x800 and I think that buying 13inch MBP with core 2 duo processor is also kind of lame, considering the fact, that I would use this laptop for next 4 years so I need something more futureproof as well ...so I decided to buy 15inch MBP with high res screen and applecare - that was until the new MBA emerged.. my budget is 1500 pounds I need my laptop for: Office, internet( 20-30 tabs open at the same time), skype, watching movies and series, using Photoshop maybe 5times a month, using Aperture or Lightroom.. thats about it I dont need an optical drive AT ALL. most important thing- this laptop would serve me as my MAIN computer, i dont have anything else and I dont want anything else.. I also have 1TB external HDD for backup and for movies.. /my music on laptop-40GB,pics- 20GB,../ -for 1417pounds /with edu discount/ I can have 15inch MBP with hi res screen & applecare -13 inch MBA with 2,13 core 2 duo, 4GB ram, 256 SSD+ ethernet adapter & apple care = 1380pounds /with edu discount/ I dont really need to carry my macbook everywhere, it would serve as my main computer, once a month I would travel with it, I would also need it in library for a few times a month.. I cant decide! please help me! is 15inch overkill? I need new laptop NOW, I cant wait for new 15MBP or 13MBP... I think 13MBA with full spec. would serve me well and it is futureproof + I am in love with the design and 1,32kg versus 2,54kg MBP thank you for your replies guys!