1. tbaptista's Avatar
    So my wife and I are in the market for a new laptop. She is completely sold on the following:

    [http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ideapad-u530-touch-ultrabook-15-6-touch-screen-laptop-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive/3292137.p?id=1219090032188&skuId=3292137&st=catego ryid$pcmcat247400050000&cp=1&lp=2

    Me not so much, I want a Mac badly!!!

    Are there any mac's out there that compare evenly both in price and specs so I can say hey look at this mac its the same but better because it's a mac.

    It will be mostly used for the following:

    Office
    Web Surfing
    Quicken
    AutoCAD

    Thanks to all!
    02-26-2014 01:09 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So my wife and I are in the market for a new laptop. She is completely sold on the following:

    [Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch Ultrabook 15.6" TouchScreen Laptop 8GB Memory 1TB Hard Drive IDEAPAD U530 TOUCH - 59406478 - Best Buy

    Me not so much, I want a Mac badly!!!

    Are there any mac's out there that compare evenly both in price and specs so I can say hey look at this mac its the same but better because it's a mac.

    It will be mostly used for the following:

    Office
    Web Surfing
    Quicken
    AutoCAD

    Thanks to all!
    Save yourself the headaches and get her what she wants...
    02-26-2014 01:12 PM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    02-26-2014 01:15 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If I was getting a Windows PC, Lenovo would probably be the brand I'd want. But really, there's no Mac that has a screen size of 15+" at a price of $900. For that price you'll have to go for an 11.6" MacBook Air. It will probably run comparably, but a good bit less screen real estate.
    Also, has she ever used Windows 8? She might not like it.
    Get one of eachthey are "personal" computers after all. /jk
    02-26-2014 02:19 PM
  5. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Does your wife want the PC because it's cheaper or because she is a Windows user? If the latter then maybe you can convince her to get a Mac and run windows via bootcamp or VM, that way you both win.
    02-26-2014 02:44 PM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    I would get the PC to make the wife happy.
    If possible maybe somewhere down the line you can get yourself a Mac.
    02-26-2014 02:45 PM
  7. kilcher's Avatar
    I should preface this by saying I've never used a Mac... But I would try to get her in front of one. Just encourage her to actually look at it and try it.

    I would guess there's going to be a HUGE price difference though so if that's an issue you might as well give in now. Just be sure you tell her it's because you want her to be happy, that way you look like a good guy.
    02-26-2014 04:15 PM
  8. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I'd go with the best option. Lol


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    02-26-2014 05:08 PM
  9. pr1nce's Avatar
    Happy Wife, Happy Life!
    02-26-2014 05:29 PM
  10. jtb79's Avatar
    I finally broke down and got my MacBook Pro a couple of years ago and I can safely say I will never go back, never. But as others have stated it may be wise to satisfy the wife...
    02-26-2014 07:15 PM
  11. piranhadonna's Avatar
    I just got my 15" Mbp from Best Buy for $1169 open box. I know it is over $900 but still an awesome deal. Look around.


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    02-26-2014 07:41 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    Even though I say the Mac, you might want to play it safe and give her what she wants.
    02-27-2014 03:19 AM
  13. cgr1971's Avatar
    Save yourself the headaches and get her what she wants...
    You show your true wisdom with that statement.
    02-27-2014 02:19 PM
  14. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Get a Mac and make a deal with her that you'll return it if she doesn't like it. Let her use it for a few days, and she'll never want to touch a windows again!


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    02-27-2014 02:41 PM
  15. tbaptista's Avatar
    Do the macs have keypads on them?



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    02-27-2014 02:44 PM
  16. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Do the macs have keypads on them?



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    Of course! And iMacs come with keyboards and mice.


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    02-27-2014 02:46 PM
  17. tbaptista's Avatar
    My mistake. I meant number pad on the right side. Lol


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    Last edited by tbaptista; 02-27-2014 at 03:55 PM.
    02-27-2014 02:50 PM
  18. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    No, I don't think so.


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    02-27-2014 02:51 PM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My mistake. I meant number pad in the right side. Lol


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    Macs by default do not have the number pad. However you can get a keyboard with one and the Mac will support it just fine.
    02-27-2014 03:36 PM
  20. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I had a Mac and returned it. Used the money on the Windows computer I wanted. Put the remainder into a phone I'd lusted after at the time.
    02-27-2014 05:18 PM
  21. BenitoC's Avatar
    Why don't you get the Mac and just Bootcamp into Windows so your wife gets Windows. Or use a virtual Machine like Parallels so she gets Windows?
    02-28-2014 07:54 AM
  22. tbaptista's Avatar
    As she put it. She could careless about the operating system as all it does for her is launch autocad where she spends 99% of her time. She wants a large screen, good specs to run autocad/revit, and a fair price.

    Needless to say I'm picking up the Lenovo tonight.

    It's been 7+ years since our last laptop purchase (PC). Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised!


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    02-28-2014 07:59 AM
  23. phreddyl's Avatar
    My mistake. I meant number pad on the right side. Lol


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    The wireless ones don't but I got a USB apple one with the numbers on the side
    02-28-2014 10:22 AM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    Save yourself the headaches and get her what she wants...
    I agree with this. Then when the windows computer starts having issues hold it over her head saying you shoulda got the Mac lol. That's what I do with my brother.

    I will also add that 3 years ago I decided to go Mac. My husband was against it. Shockingly I won and we have never looked back. He loves it too. I do have office for Mac on it. It eased the transition.
    02-28-2014 10:25 AM
  25. tbaptista's Avatar
    Picked up the Lenovo on Friday. And I must say I am quite surprised by the performance and design. Then again the laptop being replaced is a 7+ year old laptop. After about an hour of two playing with it I realized there wasn't much to do on it unless I was going to do work. No thanks. Lol. My iPad will remain my goto device for almost everything I do other than work.
    Just_Me_D and the_tech_eater like this.
    03-02-2014 08:32 PM
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