It's one of those threads, fellas. I'm sorry you're getting another one. I feel like if I'm going to pay a grand or more for an item I'd want the best information. I'm updating my wonderful black MacBook (2008) due to some wifi issues that can't be fixed. I've been on the fence about which and when to get it. Now that I'm finishing my last year of college and dealt with this wireless issue for a year now, I think it's time. MacBooks are a great item. Like all notebooks, they have there pros and cons. Yet, I don't want to venture to any other brand. I just want to decide which model to get for longevity and ease. I'm debating between (both 2012) 13' MBA with 256 SSD or a (2012) 13' cMBP with 8gb of RAM. My problem between picking is relatively easy. I've just been out of the buying game so long that I haven't kept update with model enhancements. Between the two, the MBA seems amazing from all reviews. The storage is a big factor to me, though. I don't want to be stranded 2 years from now wishing I had more storage. A external HDD would be fine but I don't want to be based off of it. The MBP on the another hand, I believe can have an SSD updated into it which makes its life so much longer. I'm not a huge traveler (at least yet) so the MBA's pull to me is it sleekness. If I'm wrong about these details please correct me. It would be very helpful to know what I need to look into more. Overall, which is a better selection? If I need to give more info to help narrow that down, just ask away. I know this forum is very good about the help people receive, so I look forward to reading those posts.