College Student: What Mac computer is my best choice?

I will be starting college in a few months and I am going to have a very long college life (8+ years) and my mom wants to buy me a laptop for college and our first choice was an Apple product. Since I am going to be in college for so long and working for a Bachelors in Biological Sciences, I know it is going to be very work intensive so I want to know what is the best laptop option for me-any suggestions and insight will be much appreciated! I know that the MacBook Pro is a good option for speed, streaming, gaming, videos, as well as for educational purposes and it is better for efficiency and especially storage compared to a MacBook Air. Also I need to know if Macs support Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office programs(I have read that there are specific Microsoft programs for Macs but I'm not sure how much is true)
Thank you!!!

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Hey i think you answered your own question if you're going to be very work intensive get the pro either 13' or 15'. As a college student portability is key along with performance. I'm in the same position but I'm torn between Air and Pro but I think I'll go with pro to save money in the long run.

    • Answered by Meeks S
    • Apr 6, 2012