Is a Macbook worth it? HELP! Watch
Still, it's your money... But it does confuse me when people say £999 is worth it when they just use it for word processing and Facebook...
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Getting used to the Linux software is very easy and if you do want Windows, you can get that via Boot Camp.
So, ya, I'd recommend you get a macbook air seeing that it's for mostly academic work.
Just bear in mind, the extra cost for Apple buys you superior build quality and OSX not necessarily superior power/specs.
They are only worth it if you need all the software(that you have to buy an extra 200 each for)
Even then you can get similar software on other laptops cheaper
If your just using the internet and basic documents don't bother its the same as any other PC but more expensive
Also its a hassle having to convert everything to word before sending it to lectures ( lecturers who told me i NEEDED to buy a Mac , only to find out they don't even have one themselves and can't open my documents!
It has a new way of working to get used too and everything is longer eg,print screening on windows takes 2,keys Mac takes about 3 ( but you will have to Google how to do it there is no prntscrn button and there many ways to take one ) not that bad for one feature but when you discover a whole load of stuff that used to be simple now takes 5,steps that you have to Google it gets annoying
Cmd + Shift + 4 (or 3, or 4 + space bar) = various forms of print screen