*Feel free to participate in the poll, but please leave a comment/post explaining why you chose the option you did. Please ignore the "Dell" option above. I hit enter accidentally.* Hi everyone! As some of you may know, I am a high school student, going into 11th grade. I have a little bit of a story, then I need some advice, please. I am going to receive a grant from my state government to get me my own assistive technology to help me with my school life, as well as my home life, as I don't have the money to afford either of the options I am looking at. Anyway, I need help deciding whether to get a retina MacBook or a Surface Pro 3. The specs I'm looking at for both are as follows: MacBook:1.1GHz Core M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD ($1299) Surface: 1.9GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD ($1428 = $1299 + $129 for Type Cover) And the pros and cons I have for each so far: MacBook pros: very thin, lightweight, no fan, fast SSD, can run OS X and Windows, retina display MacBook cons: only one port, very shallow keyboard Surface pros: comes with Surface Pen, fairly thin, full-size USB port, high resolution display, can be used as just tablet Surface cons: very heavy with Type Cover attached, loud fan, only runs Windows Thank you for reading this far. Please reply with your thoughts and feelings. Questions and concerns are welcomed too. *Feel free to participate in the poll, but please leave a comment/post explaining why you chose the option you did.* Thanks!