Best laptop for productivity/student use

Merkury

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I'm looking for a sub $650 laptop to accompany my desktop for student/classroom use, and nothing more. I have looked around a bit but all I can find regarding laptop reviews are many top 5s that really don't list a lot of the nitty-gritty details about the feel of a laptop or just plain don't list any negatives. I want a laptop that is affordable, feels good to type on, has decent to good battery life, and can run chrome and the office suite without problems. I don't plan to game on it, and I don't need a fancy display. The most intensive work I might do on it would be some dabbling in photoshop, but I can accept a performance hit while using that, and it would be rare at best when I use it for that purpose. I would prefer one or two USB ports on it as well, and I would also prefer a non tablet laptop, although I've been contemplating the ASUS t00ta. It seems like a good deal, but I've heard that the keyboard is a bit awkward. Some good things about it is that it comes with the office suite, which is a huge plus.

If someone can help me out or at least point me in the right direction that would be greatly appreciated.
 

Felipe259

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I'm no expert but trying to point you in the right direction:
Your needs are pretty basic so any laptop would do the job. But branding matters! My HP lasted me through 5 years while my current Acer started being a nightmare after 5 months. I would stick with Asus, Dell, Lenovo, HP

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-Inch-Touchscreen-59406579/dp/B00IO69GVQ/ref=zg_bs_565108_9

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-5547-laptop/pd?oc=fncwm2611b&model_id=inspiron-15-5547-laptop

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-14-n019nr-14-Inch-Touchscreen/dp/B00GH6TZHU/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1405644589&sr=1-13
 
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