My Wife's First Mac ...
I hadn't used a Mac in years, 'til last fall I bought myself a Macbook Pro. Not sure why I did - I'm quite happy using a PC with Windows, but I was in the market for a new laptop and this model appealed to me. After I got it, my wife kept pestering me with questions about this 'n' that: how does the touchpad work? Where's this? How does the screen look? How does it integrate with our phones? Our iPods? Is it easy to use? How does it compare to Windows 7? Can I try it? etc. Yes, dear, it's a bit different from a PC, but it works just fine and when you get used to it, you'll love it. With that, it soon became clear that she would have to have her own.
So I bought her this one.
Same model as mine, but when it showed up, I realized it's just slightly faster and has a bigger hard drive.
Now I want hers.
Get one. You'll be glad you did.