Been lurking a while but decided to make an account and ask for advice! I'm currently looking to replace my Hackintosh (Dell Mini 10v!) with a real Mac, so right now it's either the 11" 2010 Macbook Air or the 13" 2011 Macbook Pro. I'll be using it as a secondary computer primarily for college use (note taking, watching YouTube/videos, PowerPoint, Excel, surfing the web). I thought about it, and figured: - I like the 11" 2010 MBA (refurbished) because of the weight and portability, but the specs are rather low and theres no way to upgrade the ram later on. Can the 2010 MBA handle Lion? - I'm looking at the base model here with 2GB and 128GB flash storage. - I saw the 13" 2011 MBP (refurbished) and it's almost cheaper (slightly) than the 11" 2010 MBA refurbished and has better specs and flexbility in upgrading the ram and HD + the new OS Lion. All I can think of is the issue of the weight, I do carry some textbooks and worry that it'll be too heavy to carry. - Hard drive space does not matter to me, because only small files like word documents and pictures will go on there. - I'd like something that will last me around 3-4 years or even more. - In my mind, the 13" 2011 MBP does have more value than the 11" 2010 MBA but after reading several posts on the MBA vs MBP on the forums but I just don't know! Advice? Inputs? Please and thanks!