Hello, I am buying my first mac before school starts. I have thought long and hard about this while reviewing sites like this for the last 6 months in order to have a better understanding of what would be best for me to do. I have a few questions I could use some help with in order to make my final decision. To start let me say that I will be using this for taking notes and writing reports while in class at college. For this reason I have chosen the Macbook Air as the computer best for my needs. I also use my computer to play simple free games online when I have time. (Does this mean I will have a problem with this as I read that Mac's dont like flash?) Other than that I use it for storing pictures and videos. Also watching videos on occasion. This is my biggest question. I am not that great at understanding how technologies work. I never have been up to date (just learned what an ipod did 3 years ago.) I would like to know what the cheapest Macbook Air I should get is that would be sufficient for my uses? (wanting it to stay usable at least 4-5 years) Also what is the best way to store my pictures and videos to make sure they are not lost as these are of my wife and kids and I cannot replace them? Also with wanting it to last 4-5 years is it wise to buy a refurb 2010 when the new airs come out, or do I need to be looking at one of the new ones? Thank you to anyone who can help answer these questions for me.