I'm PC owner looking into getting my first Mac. I'm in college and travel extensively either by van or plane. My university is on a hill and I'm at the bottom, so I've got a twice-a-day 20 minute walk for classes. During the school year I do heavy word processing and research. During the summer, I game lightly, but mostly low-requirement Blizzard games like Starcraft 2 that apparently work fine for either MBP or MBA. My PC is awful. Its bulky and married to an outlet--which is a major problem when I'm traveling. It takes a minute to come out of hibernation and 2-4 minutes to hibernate the computer. It's also got a noticeably loud fan. I'll be keeping it around for PC-only software, but I plan on retiring it to use a Mac as a primary computer. So I'm comparing the 13" MBA and 13" 250 gig hard drive MBP. Right now I'm more interested in the 13.3" MBA with 4 gigs RAM. I really like the weight and portability of the MBA, plus it has better resolution. It looks to me like the main benefits of the MBP are the extra storage and backlit keyboard (the backlighting doesn't seem like a big deal). So it looks like the questions I need to figure out before I buy are 1) Can I live with just 126 gigs on the MBA? I'm not really sure how to figure this out, any advice besides just looking at what I use now? 2) When's the best time to buy either? The MBA was just updated, so ASAP I presume. If I wait for the MBP line to be upgraded, should I expect anything special? It doesn't seem like that there's much that could be done to the MBP (but then again this is Apple--flash storage standard maybe?) 3) Are the best deals going to be Black Friday sales and the back-to-school sale in June? At best, I'm saving 100 dollars or so from Black Friday and about the same from selling whatever iPod I get from the back-to-school deal (I already have an iPhone).