I've decided to go back to school to further my education. I'm looking for a versatile "laptop" specifically for this task. My plan is to use MS Office as it will work best for my classes and I'm very familiar with it. I'm very open on what I can use because I don't need any ports, the hard drive size won't be important to me, and I almost suspect Microsoft Windows might be better for my needs. Here are possible choices: -MacBook Pro 13 inch refurbished $929 (nice screen, good battery life, no touch screen, fairly portable) -MacBook Air 13 inch refurbished $749 (adequate screen, amazing battery life, no touch screen, good portability) -MacBook 12 inch new $1199 with edu discount (nice screen, good battery life, no touch screen, extremely portable) -Dell XPS 13 inch new $749 (nice screen, amazing battery life, no touch screen, good portability) -Microsoft Surface Pro 3 $837 with keyboard and edu discount (nice screen, good battery life, touch screen/stylus, extremely portable) I have to admit, this is a hard decision. Right now I think I'm favoring the Surface because I like the idea of being able to write with the stylus. The fact is, when you write down your notes, you use different parts of your brain that assist you in remembering the facts you are writing down. On the other hand, I really enjoy having a one piece laptop that I can use on my lap. I'm used to using trackpads, etc. since pretty much all of my experience with computers has been with laptops throughout the years. As a result, I'm also favoring the Dell XPS 13. The reason I'm currently favoring these Windows machines is because I expect them to do better with Office; Microsoft is putting in a lot of effort to release Microsoft Office 2016 for the Mac so that might change things. If anybody has personal experience with these devices, feel free to provide your personal experience. Thanks!