I found myself in need to a new Macbook upon arriving home from a long and very very expensive vacation to Japan. Luckily, the new models came out while I was away. Problem is, the new ones (esecially the MBA) seems like sooo much money. RIP mid-2010 Macbook. The taxes and apple care add soooo much to the price. It's a killer. Needs: - I definitely need a minimum of 256GB. - MUST be able to output hours of 1080p streaming video to 50" HDTV. - Prefer 13" size. I love the looks and the weight of the Air. I am also a huge fan of SSD drive. Either way, I plan on getting an SSD (self upgrade w/ MBP, or a 256GB in a MBA). Looking at the Air prices, I am kinda tempted to just get a MBP base model, open it up and toss in a 6G SSD drive from newegg and 8GB+ ram. I am afraid that I am going to spend about $1200-$1300 on a refurb MBA, and find that the HD3000 sucks at streaming 1080p video to a 50" HDTV. If I didn't have 6+ years worth the applications, iTunes stuff, and data all tied to Apple, I would probably just get a 14" Lenovo with a 2GB dedicated video card for $799. For $1000, I could have a 14" powerhouse with 256GB SSD in it. Getting the refurb, I feel like I am going to be paying just a little less for something that is going to age poorly. I know people here sell their Macs after a year or two of use, I hate selling stuff. I find that in general, people suck, and I can't be bothered. I also like running computers for years until they no longer work. Thoughts and suggestions?