The laptop I have at the moment is a desktop replacement and is far too big to fit in a backpack and lugg around university for a whole day, so I'm looking for a replacement. Nothing too fancy though.
My current laptop is an Asus n53jq with an i7 (gen 1) processor, 8GBs RAM and 1GB GFX, so nothing above that.
I'll be using it for university work for around 4 years or so, but it won't be used predominantly for work, maybe just the normal day-to-day use one would expect from a student; so watching a few videos and whatnot.
I'm thinking Asus as a brand, but don't know whether to go with an i3 or i5.
also, my price range is $700-$1000, but I will only go $1000 if it's an absolute steal. $800 or $900 is the realistic range I'd say for my type of computer, right?
I'd appreciate all opinions, thanks!