I want to buy my girlfriend a new laptop. Hers is on the way out and not very upgradeable. My personal laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series with a core I3 and I replaced the factory HD with a 500gig Samsung Evo SSD. I am very happy with my laptop. It is fast, lightweight, and is capable of doing everything I need, which isn't much. She doesn't need anything that's really high performance as she mainly uses the computer to surf the Internet, edit and store photos and videos, and some word processing with Microsoft office. I am considering buying her the same Dell 15 3000 with I3 core and putting in a Samsung SSD. The laptop is $349 and the Samsung Evo 500gb SSD is $177 or I could get the 250gb for $93. So the total cost will be between $440 and $540 for what I feel like is a great laptop for her needs. Does anyone see anything wrong with going this route? Does anyone have any suggestions for a different system in that price range? Two must haves are a full keyboard with numbers on the side and an optical drive, and also a 15" screen. Thanks for reading. I am curious to hear everyone's thoughts.