So I will start college in the fall and have been informed that I will be required to have have Windows. The minimum requirements for the computer are 4gb ram, Intel processor, 250gb hd, ethernet port, CD/DVD drive. Now I have the current gen MBA with 2gb ram and 128gb ssd. I thought that it would be sufficient running windows but I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and it runs horribly not to mention there is barely any HD space left. My thought was to sell the MBA and get a MBP 15. I have been reading about the overheating issues and HD noises in the new ones but is that only if you are maxing out or near maxing out the computer? It would never be pushed further than running windows and some business programs and power points connected to an external screen. On a side note what is required to take advantage of the back to school deal if I go to the store?