Hi, I am a college student and I've been bouncing from the pro to the air. I would use this laptop mainly for homework, surfing the web, etc. However, I want to keep this laptop for a long time, which is what is pushing me towards the pro. The 8gb of ram will come in handy for use even after college when it becomes my main laptop. On the other hand, I have a beautiful 17" HP (2 years old) which I use for some games and photoshop, which pushes me towards the air with 4GB. I will be buying one and splitting the payment with my parents later today on Black Friday as a combination Christmas/birthday present. What are your opinions on both computers and what do you suggest?