Here are my current uses for a computer: Searching email Google Docs/Sheets for a home business and tax records shopping journaling pictures/videos Use of calendar to keep track of appointments/family events/3 kids schedules I am currently on a HP computer with Windows 8 that I HATE!! It crashed 2 times in the past yr (I bought it 14 months ago). I've paid more to fix it than what I paid for it. I could have been 1/2 way to the price of a Macbook already! Besides hating Windows 8 and this HP....is converting over to a Mac Book worth the $$$. And if so, would a Mac Book Air be better for me?