What should I get as far as a lap top goes? I mostly surf, photo , music,office/tax stuff. I currently have a 1st gen IPad + I5 phone.
Any laptop Mac will do, however if you get the top end 15" MacBook Pro it will last longer as it's a more powerful machine.
The thing is is if you depend upon certain only Windows software, then you have to re-evaluate a you would be running Windows 7 on your Mac and that's a extra cost/hassle.
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