I've been weighing up both the Macbook Air and the Samsung 9 series. But I'm not quite sure which to get, or even to wait for the next Macbook Air update. The current update seems to be an incremental one, I had been hoping for maybe a redesign. Macbook Air: Can be configured up to 8gb Works out cheaper than the Samsung with student discount. Better customer service with Apple Can run OSX (although any UNIX distro will do) Samsung 9 Series: I would say it looks slightly better than the Air, with its thinner bezel etc. Is lighter and thinner than an MBA and has a smaller footprint. Has a higher screen resolution of 1600x900 Also not too keen on the Apple keyboard layout. I've been using a British Windows keyboard all my life and the Apple "British" keyboard is completely different. Although it would be nice to have a new laptop for my final uni year, I'm not in such a rush to buy it and would consider waiting for the next MBA update or even Haswell Ultrabooks. About this, what can be expected in the new update? Is a redesign with a smaller footprint and bezel. Or even a better display? Also if I were to get a MBA I think I would choose the 8gb version, but I'm sure if there much point in bumping the processor up to an i7. Should I bite the bullet and get it now or wait for the next refresh which may be a bigger update? Thanks.