I have one year left of my education (practical application only), but will be finishing up my dissertation while on internship this year. I was *thinking* of getting a mac while I still have the education discount. After school I would need it for itunes, pictures, and then basic stuff since school will be finished. What do you think I could get? Also, do people have to upgrade their macs often. You know, with pcs it's out dated as soon as you buy it. Oh, and I will need to be able to type in Word, so what would I need for that? I'm so out of my comfort zone.