So in a few days, I'm planning to get my first Apple computer (2013, 13" MBA). Before that, however, I have a few questions, so I'd be very grateful if you could help me with answers:
1. I'm planning to use my MBA for OS X mostly (coding, playing simple games, internet browsing, photo editing from time to time) but I'll need to use Windows quite a bit too. My current plan is to go for the 256GB/4GB version which seems fine, mostly because now that we know Mavericks requires only 2GB, everything should go well. Is my thinking wrong and I should go for 128GB/8GB version instead?
2. I heard about WiFi problems with this instance (which are apparently solved yet?) and the screen randomly going blank. Is any of these true? Is it frequent? Or maybe there are other common malfunctions like the blue-ish tint on the iPad 4 which plagued tons of devices that I should know about and watch out for?
3. How durable is the MBA? All I could find were some abstract answers like "really durable" but will I be safe carrying it in my bag to college every day? Won't a little pressure on one of its side be enough of a problem that something dents, bends or the surface just becomes not even?
4. Is the solution to Mavericks lowering battery life already known so that I can upgrade my MBA right away and get this legendary 15 hours or I should rather refrain from it for a while and wait for some update addressing the problem?
And finally, 5. Is it wise to buy the MBA now and upgrade to Mavericks when the battery problem is resolved? I mean: I'm not a Mac-guy so I don't know how it works here but remembering how most of the iOS upgrades were rather slowing your iPad down than making it faster (some only initially, some stayed like that) if you upgraded some older model rather than the newest one, I'm kind of worried that I'll buy my computer and make it groggy and freezing right away because the update is aimed more towards new Pros and 2014 Airs. So - do the OS X upgrades slow your Mac or do only good and you should never fear upgrading?
Thank you very much in advance for any answers
Given budgetary restrictions I'd say you are probably choosing wisely.