My macbook pro is not exactly running as it should and it's time to replace it. I was really opposed to the macbook at first, the screen was too small and I didn't like the keyboard. I was going to wait it out for the new macbook pro but every time i see the macbook i like it more and more. The screen is small but sharp and beautiful and the keyboard would be an adjustment but I'm starting to think I could do it. My question now is whether or not the macbook is powerful enough not only for now but going forward. I'm a Senior psychology major so most of my workflow is pretty standard for a college student. I'm always running itunes, microsoft word, and safari. The thing is, because of the way I work I typically have 30+ tabs open at a time split between multiple windows one of them often streaming video while i do other things. I also do some light photoshop work sometimes with raw files. I'm also hoping going into my upper level classes and hoping to go to grad school in the next few years which will probably mean running data—it's my understanding that the programs the social sciences tend to use don't tend to be the lightest applications. Will a Macbook serve me well? Obviously as a college student money is a concern and I don't want to buy a computer and find out a year from now that it isn't enough and need to buy a new one. But I'm also starting to fall for the small form factor of the macbook and that screen is beautiful.