I'm about to buy my first new Mac in about 10 years and I've got a few questions that I wasn't able to get answered satisfactorily at the Apple store. If anyone is able to guide me, I would really appreciate it! 1) If I buy a MBA now, will I be upgraded to Mavericks for free when it comes out in the new few months? I'm not saying that I expect or deserve this - I just want to know how much I'm going to be spending total and from what I understand, the new MBA was built "for" Mavericks OSX so it almost seems natural that it would come with it. 2) I know that I only need a MBA as opposed to a MBP or rMBP based upon my limited usage and price constraints, but I don't want to skimp on the upgrades now and regret it later since I plan on using this for the next 3-4 years. What benefits will I obtain from upgrading the RAM to 8 GB and the i5 CPU to i7 CPU based upon my usage? The Apple store was recommending that I upgrade RAM but not CPU. I plan on using the computer to do the following activities: -internet browsing/shopping -HBO/Netflix streaming (possibly with Airplay use to an Apple TV in the future) -minimal word/excel work. Zero powerpoint usage. -using Microsoft remote desktop to log into my PC work computer and run intensive tax computational software (I assume that the heavy lifting will be done by the work computer and I just need a good internet connection) -viewing and organizing photos and iphone movies (no editing at this point) -possibly Rosetta Stone version 4 -Playing Counter-Strike: GO (the new one) - I don't care about graphics being turned up to max - I'd rather the fan not sound like my computer is taking off like my recently-deceased Sony Vaio did. -playing old computer/console games with emulators At this point, my only unknown is that I don't know if my gaming will be occasional (at best), non-existent, and/or solely limited to retro games and Steam store games. I've been out of computer gaming for at least 12 years so I'm not really sure what is available and what I would like on a Mac, but I find that most of the newer console games (not sure about computer games) are prettier versions of the same games that I've been playing for the last 15-25 years. At this point, exclusive TV time for console gaming is difficult to find with a wife and kids, so I think that I would be much more likely to play games if I can curl up on the couch with a MBA so long as the MBA doesn't feel like an oven and sound like a rocket ship. 3) I have a 4th gen airport extreme that I do not believe uses the new Wifi technology that the new MBA utilizes. I haven't done any research on this so pardon the stupid question, but will I need to upgrade my Airport to take advantage of this technology? I only have the base Time Warner Cable internet, so I'm not even sure if this is something I could take advantage of. 4) Are the wifi issues resolved with the MBA? I assume that if I get a faulty unit, that they will simply replace it or fix it immediately since this is a known problem. Hopefully this isn't information overload, but now I hopefully don't have to elaborate in a 2nd post! Thanks in advance!