Hello, I'm in one of those situations where I don't know wither to get a Pro or an Air. I'm starting university this September for Design Media and I'll be using program's such as Photoshop, Flash, Maya, Autodesk, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Illustrator. The main reasons I want to get an Air is so that I can transport the machine easily, whilst I move between classes and if I want to go home I can bring it along. Basically, I'm not going to be using it to render video files or 3D Projects, but to design different products/leaflets/websites and posters. I won't be doing a lot of 3D Project but will dabble in it and video editing, so I need the machine to be sufficient at these tasks. Of course, the machine will be used typical web surfing which will include multiple chrome tabs open and Skype etc. so I'm going to get 8GB. So the question is does the Air run the list of programs with no problem? If it does I'll be going with an 8GB 13" base model. BTO. The screen resolution and portability made this tricky for me, and just to put it out there, I don't want a 15". I'll be getting an external monitor, but not right away, so I was really disappointed with the 13" pro resolution, and the air got cheaper, so it's currently very very tricky. Much would be appreciated if you have your own personal experiences with using these applications and how well they run Thanks!