My goal was to get the most current features for the least money. I had started out looking around 500-600 budget but the more I researched the more I found I wanted intel over AMD. Two downsides to this model not an SSD HD and no CD but those are fixable down the road.
Best buy has the Asus model Q524UQ for $100 off ($949). I combined with the student coupon (and found an open box) and it is just under 800 including tax. If buying brand new its 800 plus taxes.
12 gb Memory
15.6 Inch Screen
"Covertible" 360 degree rotate of screen
2 TB SATA HD
Question for techy people: wondering if you think this is the right price range for this system?