I'll start off with a little bit of an intro: I am completely and utterly clueless with anything to do with Macbooks. But my Windows laptop is too big and clunky to take to places, has bad-ish graphics (200 and 300 benchmark scores, can't remember which is 3D and which is 2D) and has been slowing down. Its now like a project which I don't have much time or knowledge for, so I've recently begun looking at Macbooks and need a little help. I'm a college student looking to go to Uni. I work but can't afford a really expensive macbook (so not one of the £2000 ones unless its a good idea). I don't do any gaming (minus The Sims 4 and Minecraft at one point but gave up once I couldn't get used to it, not to say I won't be using it again though). I like to have lots of tabs open and have at points used programmes such as Serif PagePlus/DrawPlus. As a college student, one of my subjects is IT (Information Technology) and I use Word/Google Docs a lot and have lots of files. Thanks to IT and WiFi etc problems with my laptop, I have learned to fix basic things for Windows computers (uninstalling + reinstalling drivers, doing benchmarks, manually removing viruses and trying to keep them as fast as possible) and will probably want to be doing the same for Macbooks, which is part of the reason for why I plan on getting one. I've been looking at the Macbook and the Macbook Pro and the only difference I can see without delving into it deeper is the GHz (and maybe the release year? I don't know, it's just that the Pro says 2016 in the title and the other one doesn't). I haven't yet looked at the Air. I would prefer to get a different colour but if specifications are significantly better then I would choose the Pro. Because I'm in education, I will have a student discount which will help towards the cost. I've also been considering AppleCare. I never had it for my iPhones as they were always pre-owned so was never an option, and if it was an option for the Watch then I didn't get it for that either. It seems a big extra cost but I don't know much about how durable Macbooks are, so was wondering if anyone else has ever needed it. Can anyone help?