Here is the advice given to Henry Farrell who thought Apple gave computers away. They don’t, but he’s stuck.
And here is a list of Mac apps for academic tasks.
Bonus story: I always make a mess out of connecting my battered 2005 PowerBook, DVA to VGA adapter included, to the projector in the classroom in order to run Keynote presentations (usually, the PB just gives me a blue screen until I restart the thing). Last Tuesday this led one of my students to ask:
Isn’t that a lot of trouble for using a creative computer?