I come straight to the point. I have to buy a laptop, the 11" MBA will simply be the perfect choice. I just need it for light tasking, the only CPU intensive work would be some image analysis and some light statistics, something that I am already doing quite successfully (but slowly) on a 2002 P4 machine. Now, with the price drop I can get a 2011 MBA with 128GB SSD and 4GB hard drive for 850 euros (probably a bit less), whereas the 2012 version with the same specs costs 1070 euros. So I would save something like 200-250 euros, which is not that bad at all. But I won't get the OS upgrade for free and I don't have the "back to school" voucher (80 euros). This means that the actual saving would be only 100-150 euros. Are the new SSD, the HD4000 and the USB 3.0 worth 150 euros? I still think that the 2011 model would be the best choice, but I need your support!