I know there's some considerable knowledge on this board in a variety of categories, computers being one of them. I recently changed employment and had to turn in my 15" Apple MacBook Pro w/ Retina display that my previous employer provided. It was a 3 year old machine and I had the Microsoft Office software for Mac on it as well. I'm not a power user by any means, but my new firm will expect me to use Sales Force (a customer relationship management program that I'll get trained on), in addition to Word and PowerPoint, which I'm comfortable on. My new employer will allow me to purchase what I want. During my final interview in Chicago a week ago, I looked around the room and didn't see a single Apple... mostly Dell's and Lenovo's. I'll be traveling 6-8 days a month to major cities on the west-coast and working from home the rest of the time. While my business is about client relationships and doesn't necessarily "revolve" around the computer, I'll need to communicate effectively with the offices in Chicago and DC. I never was or am a "wiz" on the Apple or my home window's- based HP PC and no longer have an IT guy down the hall to trouble-shoot things for me. I really enjoyed the feeling of quality the Apple provided. Sooooooo... what would you recommend for me? I also need to get a companion printer at the house to work with it. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!