I an not sure which Macbook to buy, or if a MacBook is the best option. A little about my needs. I am looking for a device with a comfortable qwerty keyboard, that has a screen size that is so small that it feels just as natural to take it on the lap, just like a tablet. The computer should also be very thin and lightweight. I am thinking 11-13 inches. I would like a CPU and RAM that is so powerful there is little waiting time / lagging. I will use the computer for: Eclipse. I will learn some Java in the following year. Coursera. I would need to have two or three programs open at the same time (Internet browser, YouTube, text processor) Reading books in pdf format while writing notes on the QWERTY keyboard and having the web browser open in Quizlet, and perhaps YouTube at the same time. (Some mouse or mousepad is crucial for this to go smooth) Splashtop. I will upgrade my desktop computer, and I would like to be able to use Splashtop, TeamViewer or similar as a remote screen, for quick access to my desktop. Writing in Wattpad, at forums, in Word. So a good keyboard is needed. The most important is that is quick and lightweight and small enough that I would take it on my lap in the sofa. If that doesn't feel natural, I will end up using my desktop instead. Budget? The less the better, naturally, but up to 4-5 k dollars is ok. will buy the laptop online. Battery life isn't all that important, since it will be close to a charger at most times.