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MacBook Air (At the cost of a 1080p screen) gives you:
12 hours of battery life
The best touch pad in the business
Multi-tasking features that put Windows 8.1 to shame
An almost universal compatibility with most of your student body

You won't notice the lower resolution with an 11-inch or 13-inch.

The screen is not good TN panel... when you get IPS 1080p+
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For the extra $100, get the 13" MBA for the 1600x900 screen. 1366 x 768 means too much scrolling when visiting web pages and typing essays.
http://slickdeals.net/f/6622282-apple-macbook-air-11-inch-899-13-inch-999-frys-com-or-fry-s-b-m

The TN panel on MBA is a major achilles heel. Ultrabooks now have higher resolution IPS panels for not much more cost.

Ultrabooks also (on average) offer more hardware for your dollar.
[example: this deal has expired]
http://slickdeals.net/f/6587136-hp-envy14-laptop-qhd-led-backlit-ips-touch-screen-3200-x-1800-4th-gen-i5-8gb-500gb-14-799-shipped


http://www.ultrabookreview.com/
    
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