The current unibody Macbook graphic are now quite a strong point. The 999 buck Macbook is your value in the line and I'd avoid it.
-> Go to your school and see what others have in your classes. You don't want to be the only Apple or the rare PC.
I'm looking to get a laptop for college (i'll be starting in the fall). My intended major(s) are either: Biological Sciences/Biology, Spanish, or Business. I want to go into Medicine. I'm not sure what kind of laptop I want, or what the best buy would be. I've grown up on Dell and have had one my whole life, I've never had a mac. Up until my good friend recently purchased a mac, I never really even considered one - but he loves his and it makes me want to get one as well. I'm not so sure as to what I'll be doing on the laptop other than the misc. school work. Video Editing and graphics design interest me, but its nothing I'm going to be doing professionally, but it would be cool to mess around with. I talked to a guy at the apple store today and he said that if I was looking to do any big-time graphics and video editing that a macbook is not a good choice, due to the video card. What are some pros and cons of each (Dell Latitude v. Macbook)? Would a macbook be good for graphics and video editing? How good is the iMovie and how well do the Adobe Suites run on a mac compared to the Dell? Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!