Hi, I'm looking for some views on my wife's Christmas present. I'm going to be getting her a MacBook as she's looking to upgrade from a Dell laptop. She's a teacher and needs something to take in to school and to work on during the evenings. It will need to do the normal routine tasks like web browsing, word processing, presentations etc. Nothing too taxing. I'm thinking MacBook Air, mainly because it's new and shiny (and I want one), but I already have a MacBook that serves as our man computer at home. I'm tired of having to give it up every evening when she needs to work and I have to surf on my iPhone, it's just not the same on that tiny screen! For what she needs, I realise that a base MacBook would be sufficient but I'd like a little variety at home with our computers. Portability is an issue, and there's nothing more portable, that will also do everything required, than the Air. One concern I have about the Air is it's sealed nature. I want this thing to last. I had to replace the battery on my MacBook recently after 500 or so cycles. It just died. I'm guessing that wouldn't be possible on the Air? The MacBook Pro's are another possibility, 13 inch probably. I'm just not sure she would need the extra performance but the machine should last longer, although I have the same reservations about their sealed batteries (please correct me if I'm wrong there). So I'm just weighing up the relative merits of each MacBook here, what do you think I should do? Price isn't really an issue, I'd just like to get my wife something that suits her needs. Thanks for reading, recommendations welcome!!