A month ago, I dropped my late 2008 MBP on the floor, and it is now unusable. I bought an iPad, hoping it would make a decent replacement, but it simply lacks the versatility and advanced features that a laptop offers. I was hoping I could wait for the next generation of MBPs (probably early 2012), but now that Apple has launched the new MBAs that are scoring pretty high in benchmark tests, I wanted to consult some of you that have more knowledge than me in the field of specs. This is what the laptop will be used for: School (a year from now I will start studying medicine) Photography (I'm using Aperture and Ps for editing) Video (streaming sports events and tv series) My main concern and question is whether I get enough speed from the MBA (I will be buying the most expensive model and upgrade to the i7 processor) or whether I should wait for a new super-awesome high-end MBP. Will it be worth the wait? I'm sure the next MBP will be amazing, but will it be a waste of money and time waiting for it?