I am narrowing down my choices for a x-mas present from my Pops and need some help making up my mind. He is willing to spend around $350-$450, maybe $500. I know I can't get much, but I don't need too much at the time and plan on buying something nicer in 2-3 years.
Here are the specs I am looking for:
-Intel 3 gen processor (heard it was better then AMD's equal from multiple sources)
Notice that my Lenovo option has a 4th gen processor. Sounds like a great deal, but I'm on the fence with Lenovo. Owned one about 5-7 years ago and it wasn't all that great. Crashed on me about 3 years into owning it and I invested a lot more in that particular computer. Should have lasted longer in my option. This was back when Lenovo was still part of IBM. I've heard they are putting out great stuff now and are a Chinese company now.... thoughts?
I'm open to other suggestions too. Heard Toshiba and Samsung migth be good too, just haven't found ones with the specs I want and in that price range.
Here is where I am at so far:
Lenovo® IdeaPad S510p Touch (59390911) Laptop Computer With 15.6" Touch-Screen Display & 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 Processor
from Office Max $449.99
Asus - 15" Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Silver Aluminum
from Best Buy $399.99
Thank you for any input you can provide!