I will start by saying that I do not want to custom order online; everytime I've ordered online I've had a bad experience - something breaks within the first week. I seriously think they just ship crap OR they don't do such a good job "customizing" it. Not to mention, they're non-returnable. So I vowed to myself that next time I would purchase it from the store. So, I just called the Apple Store to find out which models they carry in the store and I'm at a loss now. They are; $1199 - base model - (i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB) but I really want 8GB ram $1499 - mid-level model - (i5, 4GB RAM, 256 GB storage) Again, I really just want 8GB RAM. I don't need 256gb. $2199 - ultimate model - (i7, 8GB RAM, 512 GB storage) Just WAY too expensive. I don't like any of these. All I really care about is the RAM. Should I just buy the base model with 4GB. Will that be enough (plan to use garageband and work with midi files)? OR should I just order online and get a i5, 8GB, 128? I've dreamt of walking in the store and walking out with my new laptop for seven years. I don't need my Air to be super powerful but I do want it to last me another 7 years. I just don't want to go through anymore horrible experiences of purchasing online.