Having been through college (or university if you want to be finnicky): get the 11-inch MacBook Air.
Lugging around textbooks is bad enough; you want something that won’t double the weight of your bag. The small storage is about the only limitation for a student. Just wait until Apple refreshes the line with Core i5/i7 models — possibly this week.
I think Samsung has been releasing some nice laptops lately… they aren’t even mentioned. Sure they look and feel like macbooks but they are half the cost, and lets face it… isn’t everyone trying to look and feel like a macbook?
I’m sorry but that whole tear-dropped shape BS apple has going on is an UGLY design. I sure hope the iphone 5 isn’t tear-dropped shape. Seriously…. I like my laptop looking like a laptop, not something that can be easily crushed. I own a REGULAR macbook pro. Forget the macbook airs…. they are most likely to have problems.