looking for a new student laptop (preferably. not sure if i should trust open box but open to opinions on this!)
budget: 300ish , plus 300$ Best Buy gift card.
usage: student things, word processing, internet browsing, music, light photo editing. taking it to school/library on occasion
when: trying to buy ASAP to replace seven year old laptop
battery: longer is better, preferably at least 5 hours
OS preferred: windows or mac..
un-preferred brands: Dell
aesthetic: doesn't matter
screen resolution: not super crappy
weight: portable enough to carry in a backpack (Less than 5 pounds preferable)
size: 15.6 inch or less
optical drive: not necessary but would be cool
sd card reader: necessary
processor: at least i3
RAM: at least 6GB
hard drive space: 250GB or more. SSD preferable
I've been looking at the following
asus q302la: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-...Id=4201600
lenovo yoga 3:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenov...Id=2637
asus zenbook: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-...Id=4637106
the yoga is some out of my price range but it seems like it got great reviews. the only thing stopping me is the 128GB space. the q302la looks standard enough with a fair-ish price. zenbook just looks super cool.
ive been on SD scouring deals for so long, but since i've been waiting so long i can probably find the patience to wait longer if you guys predict any future deals coming out.
so what do you think? should i grab one of these laptops now or wait it out?