So, my friend is looking to pop her Mac cherry and get herself a shiny new laptop. Since I'm her resident "Mac expert" she's asked me for advice. Since its been a while since I've shopped for a Mac, and seeing how they've updated so much, I'm kind of at a loss. I would most likely steer her towards a MacBook Pro. From what I recall she'd like one of the bigger screens. She's a painter so she wants to keep photos and other such things on it. In addition I think she wants to store client info. In addition she's planning on buying a Time Capsule as well to utilize Time Machine. Any suggestions for specs? Should she stick with the Time Capsule or save some money on a different external hard drive? Also suggestions for possible software which may help would be appreciated as well. Will try to update when I get more information.