so heres my dilemma i can buy a $300 laptop and fulfill this with ease. HOWEVER i feel like im throwing away 300 because i know i will be doing more on it and window machines well for some reason they always manage to be weird, slow, unresponsive, and a pain in the rear after about 12 months of usage. im going for my series 7/63 security licenses and i need the laptop to take the practice exams away from my home. Pay premium off the rip and go mac? or windows based?