I have an iPad and an iPhone. We have always used PCs for a lot of other work like word processing or graphics. We are not gamers and don't need anything big and new and fancy. My wife has a new fancy Lenovo that we use for other stuff. I am wanting to buy a MacBook for photo editing and maybe some graphics and word processing. It does not need to be new or have a big screen just something reliable that I won't regret buying later on. My wife is an author of several published fiction books and may use it a little on the graphics side. My use would be photos and also something that works with the iPad I have and iPhone. I don't know what to buy and could probably spend many many hours deciding what would work for us..... And then not really be sure.. Also we need one pretty quick for a cover graphics design that my wife would like to try Mac out on. Other authors in a recent convention told her to buy one for this....It is easier to just come here and ask for recommendations from people that know and use both. I see a lot of refurbished Mac laptops on EBay and so forth for $250 or $300. Would it be a mistake to buy one of these. I don't know about what software to be aware of or to avoid and the names of Mac software like leopard and such I don't understand either. We know PCs and not Macs.... I want something inexpensive and dependable and something that would not be a mistake to buy. Could somebody help out?