My old dinosaur of a computer, 17" 2006 Macbook Pro, is on it's last legs. I've determined that the best replacement will be a 13" Macbook Air, but I'm having the hardest time making a final decision on the specs. I'm hoping your opinions will give me some more insight. Thanks in advance. I will choose one of the following 13" models: i5/8GB/128 -or- i7/8GB/256. I'm not considering any other model or configurations. The biggest issue for me is the price-performance factor. In Japan (where I'm living), the approx. price difference is $430. Is it really worth $430 extra for the i7 and an additional 128GB SSD? My computer needs: - general (internet, itunes, ms office) - design (photoshop/indesign/illustrator) *light-medium frequency/use - video (imovie) *light frequency/use - future needs: (virtual DJ, possibly light gaming) *frequency unknown - I'm really hoping for a HUGE increase in speed/performance over my current computer, which is just killing me! The extra disc space is welcomed but not absolutely essential for me. I would describe it as slightly better than a bonus. I use a external HHD already but the less I have to bring with me the better. Converted from yen into dollars with educational pricing, the price differences are approx. $1390 and $1820 ($430 difference). I can afford either one, but $1820 is kind of pushing my budget. Based on everything here, which would you recommend for me? Thank you!