Hey all, I'm new to this forum so if I did anything wrong let me know! Here's my predicament: I currently have a Toshiba Satellite that is starting to crap out on me and I got it like 2 years ago. I wish I had done more research before getting a laptop but that is in the past now. My 2 options are a macbook air 13 inch base model (the 2012 one) which I like because of the ssd and all but I don't like how ssd upgrades are so expensive with the module type and also how the RAM is non-up-gradable. My other option is to get the 13 in non retina macbook pro and upgrade to about 128gb ssd and 8gb RAM on my own, I'm not paying Apple's prices for their upgrades, I'm on a budget because of college. I will be getting a USB 3.0 1 TB external with either option probably, maybe less so I was just looking for opinions on what would be the better choice. I wanted a smaller laptop with good battery life and one that I know will last me a while. Portability isn't a huge thing because there is only like a .5 pound difference between them. Your opinions are greatly appreciated because I have been having a hard time with this! Thanks in advance!