My daughter wants to buy a Mac. Any tips?

k4evryng thought this was worth mentioning said

Hoping some of you computer guru’s can help a mom out.

My daughter wants to buy a Mac to use for laying down tracks/producing her music. It’s a big purchase and I don’t know what to even help her look for.

She’s 17 and a newbie at using a computer for music, so she feels like a MacBook Pro or Air would be powerful enough to do the things she wants to do.

Any good suggestions on what specific Macs would be best? We are going to help her out with the cost, but I’d really like to keep it in the $1500 dollar range, give or take, if possible. I definitely would rather not go above 2k. She will also be using this for college next year, so I’m hoping to get at least 4-5 years out of this if possible. The most important thing is that she can create with it.

Thank you in advance for any guidance!