what is the best/cheapest apple laptop?
The best is definitely not the cheapest and the cheapest is not the best. But I had a plain old MacBook during college and it treated me just fine. If you want to spend a little more get a Pro
Apple laptops aren't cheap. Get Windows.
Cheap in prices: Ha! A broken one.Cheap as in quality: All of them.I highly recommend Windows/PC. They break less and have reasonable prices, unfortunately they are easier to "hack" so keep it away from others.