Hello there folks, First, I would like to thank you all in advance for your suggestions and inputs here. I recently purchased the new iMac 5K. Love it! iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) Processor: 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 RAM: 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 GPU: AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB Yet, I need some computer advice. Say what? I am 29 years old and going back to college to complete my bachelors. Go Bearcats! My responsibilities start and end with me. With that said, and the machine I described above as my main computer, what would be your suggestion for a portable computer? This unit will mainly be used to take notes, and complete schoolwork assignments while on the go. I work full-time therefore every minute counts during that subway ride. I will be majoring in Finance/Accounting with plans to take some creative classes as electives, photography or video editing for example. I have about 2 years left until graduation and expect no more from this purchase. I would prefer laptops instead of tablets as suggestions. Dilemma: My fund is in the form of Gift Cards locked on my Amazon account (long story.) So far: 1. On Amazon, the MacBook Air is only available in 4GB RAM configurations. Unfortunately, a Brand New Sealed unit with 8GB RAM was not available. I searched for nearly a month to no avail. Will the MacBook Air operate fast enough with only 4GB of RAM while running Outlook, Word, Spotify or iTunes and Chrome at the same time? 2. MacBook Pro13 Retina comes with 8GB but it is heavier, less battery life and darn right not as appealing as the MacBook Air. Retina! I am worried that MacBook Pro will be too much for my needs to justify the extra weight and most importantly the added cost. 3. Any and all of your suggestions and input regarding my thoughts above. Thank you for reading this, and I am looking forward to your intelligent and darn right awesome suggestions.