I'm considering buying a computer from Apple. I am trying to make a wise choice and select either the Macbook, the Macbook Air or the Macbook Pro.

I am an everyday computer user. I surf the Internet, use Office and play a couple of (rather old) games. I use occasionally programs like Google Earth, Skype, Gimp and Stellarium. I want a computer which can help me organize my music, my family pics and videos. Ideally, I'd like to keep it for 5 years.

So I would like your opinion to help with my choice.

  1. Which will be more compatible with Ubuntu out of the box?
  2. Which is the best 'bang for the buck' in regard to what I want to do?
  3. Is polycarbonate a bad choice compared to aluminium?
  4. Is it easy to change the HDD to an SSD in these models?

Thanks a lot for your answers!