Is this a guess or an educated guess? An extra $600 seems steep for just the retina display.
Well, you also get SSD, more RAM, and the improved form factor. A regular MBP feels like a brick compared to the Retina display. Once you added the upgrades to make a regular MBP have the same hardware as the Retina, it would actually cost and weigh more.
No local Fry's in NJ. Who can i pricematch to? Beestbuy wont do it. already tried.
there were no local frys in virginia either but i told the people in BB that I live in Chicago, where I used to, and that there is a frys there and they matched the price. Got it for 999 -20 rewards bucks plus tax. Not too bad. I asked to speak to the manager and he didn't have a problem
No Fry's around here unfortunately (in CT)... Amazon dropped the price on the 13" again (been watching it fluctuate between $1099 and $1179 past couple of weeks) to $1099 again.
With no sales tax on Amazon and 3% cashback with my Amazon card, final price was about $1066. Not as hot as $999, but best price available to me right now. Also had some gift cards that helped lessen the blow.
Well, my wife is sure that "macs" are much better computers than anything else. I'd like to get the Zenbook prime listed here.[amazon.com] She wants to use the laptop for Lightroom editing. Will a MBP with a ssd and some memory be better or should I sway her into the zenbook?
You are overpaying for both computers at this point. The zenbook isn't quite ready yet... they really screwed up the first gen. I had 2 lemons myself, and you see clearance deals on those every week now. Give it a year or two and competing ultrabooks will be far more affordable and powerful than macs.
She isn't right in saying macs are the best computers. She just hasn't seen enough of other brands to know any different. I'm not saying macs are bad, but it seems ignorant to declare that they are the best.
All this said, I would say go with what makes her happy because that's what matters most. Hope you know you're paying tons extra for the brand and trend, though.
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