First, I know some of these questions have been asked before, so apologies for any redundancy but I'd love any feedback for my particular situation. I'm a longtime Windows/Jaws and iPhone/VO user but finally have had the time to learn the MAC properly. I am going to be purchasing a new laptop and I'd like it to be a Macbook of some kind. My questions are as follows:
1. Is there a difference (in terms of speed, power) between the MACbook Air 11 and 13 inch version? I have no usable vision and am trying to determine whether, other than screen size, there will be a noticeable difference between the two. I do know the 11 inch has no SD slot, but I'm more curious about performance. I should note that I am not a gamer nor do I do any video editing/anything else like that on my computer. I use it for email, internet and documents, though I use those three things intensively for work/school.
2. On that note, will an Air meet my needs? Some people are suggesting that Macbook Pro is better, but given it's larger size/weight, I'm wondering how much of this I will notice?
3. Does running VMware fusion or bootcamp and Jaws drain the battery very quickly? I will still need Windows for certain tasks so would like it on my laptop as well.
4. Is MS Excel and Powerpoint supposed to be accessible on the MAC? I tried using it earlier today and couldn't get it to work. I haven't tried Numbers yet though.
I think that's it! Thanks