I'm starting college this winter. I currently have a nice desktop and a laptop. I will likely have my car paid off sometime in December. I am selling my old car for about 1.5-2k. I am considering spending this money on a 13 inch macbook air 128gb or 256gb depending on if i can get a refurb and how much cheaper they will be. My current laptop is more powerful in all aspects except the SSD. The reason I am thinking about replacing this is because it is BIG, Loud, and slow. It takes about a minute to turn on and the CD drive vibrates so much that I am certain if i started it up in class all eyes would be on me. Perhaps there are some other future college students who are tight on cash but still really want a mac that could help me decide whether or not this is a sound investment.