Or are there better in this range? I need a new one for school. Battery life isn't a concern since I'll usually be plugged in. I do everything primarily from my laptop, so it is basically a desktop replacement. Minor video editing. 2007 was when I last purchased a laptop so I don't know what's good anymore. --- o_O + O_o = O_O
Looks like it's got a slow and small HDD, and Windows 8 is never a bonus. Check out the HP Probooks.
There is nothing wrong with Windows 8. If buying a new computer there is no reason to not get it. --- i5 4670k| 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3| EVGA GTX 780|Alienware m17x "You can't not pool as Zerg" - FatBlackCat
If you're going to get a 15" laptop you should find one with a screen resolution of at least 1600x900. Also don't bother with a touchscreen unless the laptop can fold into a tablet. Vertical touchscreens are useless. --- MacBook Pro with Retina Display | 15.4" 2880x1800 | Core i7-3615QM @ 2.3GHz | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | GT 650M 1GB GDDR5 | 256GB SSD | OSX 10.8.4 | Windows 8 Pro