Someone asked me to find a 15 inch laptop for around $500. I spent 6 hours looking on 9 different websites and this was the best non-flip non-touchscreen computer I could find for the price. Note: I created another post for a flip/touchscreen.
PROS: Fastest i7 cpu in this price range. 8 GB of Ram with 2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz Kaby Lake (2017)
CONS: Non-flipping computer no touch screen.
Thoughts: If you are ok without flip screen and touch screen this is a nice computer for the price.
without touchscreen or hinged monitor, for $429.99. Thanks to MattP725
If you want a touch screen with hinged monitor for 499.00: