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    Greetings. I am a Mac rookie and need expert direction. My daughter will be going of to college next fall and we've decided to go with a MacBook Pro due to her chosen field. She will major in Agriculture and Medical Biotechnology and hopefully move into the Pharmacy program. What are some of the things we need to be looking for when we purchase the computer? There are so many choices. We are not looking for the $3000 top of the line one mind you. After visiting a Mac store it seems we are looking at around $2500 for one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    OK, it is very difficult to advise without knowing what your daughter will actually be using her Mac for. Any of the current line up will be more than adequate for word processing, web browsing and email. It would only be necessary to push the specs if she needs to use high-end graphical software, in which case one of the top 15" models with the discrete graphics chip would be a more sensible option. At the end of the day, buy the best model you can afford.
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