Okay so no i'm admitting into my tertiary education in the poly. i have two macbook air configurations to consider . . For $2188 i can purchase a 13' macbook air -1.86ghz -256 gb -2gb -Applecare and iwork. For $ 1150 i can purchase the 11 inch base model from the apple store. . and then spend another $296 to buy applecare separately . For both cases i would probably purchase an external hd. Can i ask for your comments? I'm gonna use some c++ , visual studio and autocad. I wont be looking at ram upgrades because i have just tried running starcraft on my friend's 11 inch in bootcamp getting an amazing 90 ish fp. and 80 during big battles on low settings. . so no need for ram upgrade. .