It will be used for surfing the web, work via the office suite, some very light gaming, adobe lightshop for my DSLR photos.
I bought a laptop with an i3 processor about 18 months ago and it is hardly used due to how painfully slow and laggy it is due to windows 8 or 9 or whatever is on there.
So speed is important.....
There is a Lenovo H50 amd a10 12 gb 2tb for $499 with a free 23'' inch screen this week at Office Depot but I have no idea how that compares to other deals in the 399 to 499 mark.
Any help is appreciated.