my crappy laptop died...hated it...ideally $500....my son would like to do some gaming; mostly office; ynab; surfing; photo editing; web design.
I am not tech-y. We had a Dell 15Z...it was a SD. Never really liked it. Battery sucked. wifi card started going bad. Just eh. No one wanted to use it kind of thing...
i did like touchscreen and backlit keyboard.