My son is graduating from High school in a few weeks. We are planning on giving him a computer for graduation. I looked around a little and we might be able to afford a Macbook pro if we go refurbished. He said he would prefer a refurbished Macbook over a new windows computer. - Any thoughts about what to watch out for, good places to purchase?
Also - what other software will he need to read MS office documents. He is headed toward Chemical engineering and my general impression as been that such hard science fields were bent toward Microsoft.