I hate making a new thread of this over discussed topic, but everyone's needs and usage is different, and i'm not a fan of highjacking anyone else's thread. Which is best for me the Macbook Air, or the Macbook Pro I want to use it for:- -Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator -Aperture -Itunes/Spotify (Media consumption) -Inter-webs surfing -iWork -And the occasional DVD rip with Handbreak. I am concidering the Macbook Air 11" for it's portability, but i am put off by it's specs, but i've been told not to be deceived by the numbers it has on paper. Another worry for me is that it only has a 128GB SDD. I've though of bringing all my large files along with me on a portable HDD. (e.g PSDs, Movies, Music) Do you think a portable HDD (USB obviously) will offer me enough speed to access my files and work productively? Onto the Macbook Pro 13". I think that the MBP will have more than enough power to do what i want, but not having the SSD, 30 day standby time and the portability are the drawbacks to me. To conclude, I'm looking for something very portable. Is the Macbook Pro portable enough? and if not, is the Macbook Air powerful enough? (I could maybe stretch my budget to get the base 13" MBA) Thank you all and have a nice day Edit - On a bit of a side not, out of interest, will the Macbook Pro 13" be able to play Flight Simulator X in bootcamp?