Which Mac is right for me as a student going into college? iPad 2, Macbook Air or Macbook Pro?

Which is the best Mac for me? As far as portability, light weight, thin, and has word processor, powerpoint, XL etc.

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  • Best Answer:

    The Macbook Air 11" (or 13", though I prefer the smaller size) is the ultimate college laptop. The iPad 2 can be inconvenient to type on, and you can't print from it unless you have a special (expensive) printer. And the Macbook Pro is just a bit much unless your involved in programming, movie editing... etc.

    As for a word processor, presentation maker, and spreadsheet kit, I'd recommend getting iWork with it. I really prefer iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) to the Microsoft Student kit (Word, Powerpoint, Excel). Google search iWork for some more info, see what you think!

    • Answered by Peter A from South Portland
    • Jan 30, 2012