So I finally caved and switched to Mac. Mostly because of my bad back situation, I just purchased the 13.3 inch Macbook Air, which should arrive Friday. I am entering an MBA program this summer, and hope to carry my essentials easily. Planning on being "set," I am planning to get the following: Cisco Ethernet Adapter http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NLV4TQ/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=AAZRLVTNON75Z Asus External Optical Drive http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YT578O/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER Viper Hardcase 13 - for carrying MBA, Kindel, I-Pod, and phone http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/13-inch-macbook-air-bags/Viper-hardcase-13-black-red Radtech Sleeve - for protecting the MBA when placed into a messenger bag http://www.radtech.us/Products/SleevzNotebooks.aspx Any other ideas? I plan on running Windows, but haven't decided between Parallels and Bootcamp. Many thanks!