My macbook from august 2009 finally totally crapped out. thought it may last a little longer but I guess two years of probably not the best treatment in college and two and a half in the Caribbean including a year in a hot dusty small town isnt too bad. I was waiting for the wwdc to buy as I can still get about 30 minutes until it shuts down on me. My initial thought was to preclude the air as part of me would like a cd drive and the lower memory, but now I think I'm leaning towards it. For some reason I was under the impression I had 250 gb on this one but its only 150 so the 128 really wouldnt be that much different. I mainly use the computer for the web (I do always have multiple tabs open) occaisonally to watch videos/movies. I have dabbled in video editing with imovie. I also every now and then will play a game on it. I do have a tendency to leave things like word/preview/itunes open. The truth is I really don't take it around with me all that much anymore so portability isn't a huge factor for me. These are the questions I have to help me shore up my decision. Is the processor speed really that important? The things I'm reading say between the SSD and Turbo boost, the air is running just about as fast as the pro. I guess looking at the numbers it seems like a significant difference. What about the SSD dead section thing after being written over a lot? Let's say honestly with uploading pictures, then moving them to an external, downloading movies and moving them over and normal use, will I start to lose space in 2 years? 3 years? 5 years? What about moving the itunes library over to an external? Is this going to give me smooth function. My thought would probably be to keep the stuff I listen to fairly frequently on the computer and move the rest to my 1 tb external. Am I going to get problems within the library? This was my initial real reason for excluding the air but the more I've read about SSD and the air the less it has weighed on my decision. What about a time campsule? That would probably be a christmas present type of thing, but do you guys have good experiences with them? And finally a question about RAM. Thought its probably more than I really need (I've been getting by more or less pretty well with the occasional slowdown on my 2 gb) I would probably just go for the 8 gb upgrade to future proof myself a bit. Am I thinking right here? And finally are things like keyboard protectors and protector sleeves really worth the money? After having this thing just not turn on one day and constantly dying on me, I plan on treating whatever new one I get like a baby.