I've been using Macs exclusively (except when mandated by work) since 1990. A few months back my wife and I got the amazing news that we'll be the parents of a baby boy and baby girl this May. Meanwhile, her 2008 Air ain't cutting it anymore and I sold it on eBay. She's now using my 11" Air and I thought it would be a practical decision to try a PC since they are so cheap and after all, everything nowadays is so darn powerful for what I need that it shouldn't matter. Besides, 90% of my computing life is through a web browser. WRONG!!! I ordered an i5 powered Asus Vivobook for $650. It looks pretty, almost like a Macbook, almost. Well, after it came yesterday, I had to update Windows 8 for 2 hours just so it could see the Windows 8.1 update in the MS Store. Then another 3 hours and it was ready to go! I loaded all the software I needed from Ninite, put on a Malware and Virus program, learned the basics of navigating the OS and touch OS, and customized it. Then it just turns off- no warning, battery was charged, just OFF! WTF!?!? I also noticed the trim around the screen is peeling away. Used it today for 15 minutes and it turns off again. Apparently this is a known issue. I can't rely on this thing for work or anything else at this rate. Asus wants me to pay roughly $60 in shipping and clear all my data so they can send me a working one. Or I can just return it for a refund- which is what I need to do. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER! So now, I ask you, where can I get a reliable 13" or larger Macbook NEW or with Apple Warranty for less then $1000? I'm hesitant to get another AIR with less than 512GB SSD as space is the primary reason I was ok with giving my wife the 11" Air. Any help would be greatly appreciated.