Ive decided a MBA makes more sense than a MBP as she doesnt seem to think the screen on the MBP is a big deal and I think she'd appreciate the extra battery and lightness of the air. The big question is do I walk in the apple store and pickup a 256gb/4gb on the spot and have it under the tree for Christmas or do I make a custom order for the 8gb and put an IOU under the tree. This will be her first laptop. I see her doing web browsing (many tabs), writing, and maybe dabbing in iPhoto and iMovie with her iPhone pictures and movies. Anyone with the 4gb feeling cramped?