I want to purchase a MacBook Pro Retina in September, mainly for school, but I don't have many classes left (only 8 before I graduate) so it will be used for other activities since I plan to keep it for at least 4+ years. While I was checking it out at Best Buy today, the salesperson asked what I would be using the MBP for and I told him for school, he said that MacBooks weren't all that great for school and that there were other laptops he could show me that we're more suitable. I wasn't interested...I have my mind made up as I definitely want a MBP. However, I'm just curious as to why he would say that. To those of you that use your MBP for school, what do you think? Is the MBP as easy to use as a PC when it comes to class work? Do your classes require Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, etc.? If so, how would you rate Microsoft Office for Macs?