Hi, I'm currently using a borrowed MacBook white for an entry to University course. I will be starting an undergraduate University course later in the year. I need a small computer for type lecture notes. I am 42 years old and am returning to Uni after a career in Engineering and IT of 20 years. Now going to be studying theology! Bit different I know. Anyway, the reason I need the computer for note-taking is that I have inflammatory arthritis that has (brit speak) knackered my hands. I like the white MacBook things I like:- - great software and usability. - Small, - Good workhorse, - Uses the battery well, with blue-tooth and airport switched off, will go all day. Things I don't like :- - Feels a bit 'flexi' sometimes, - Little heavy when books added to bag. I will be buying my own MacBook, I like the look of the Uni-Body Aluminium one, bit the MacBook air at only 3 lbs looks really good. Questions:- - How will the battery compare to the White MacBook? - Is the air, simply a netbook, will it be conservative with power running Office and Circus Ponies 'notebook' software? Hey, can anyone help me make a choice?