Wasn't sure where to start this thread, but I'm looking for a laptop. I'll use it mostly for work, classes, internet, and light gaming if I'm in a pinch. I'm not looking for any flashy "gamur laptops" with the lights, I just want something sleek and professional. I'd like a few options between i5 and i7 laptops, or their AMD equivalent.
here is an HP refurbished laptop its $300 USD This would be a fantastic productivity laptop and I think the HPs look great I used a similar one to this for work ( style ) for 2 years and loved it.
500GB HDD AMD
Radeon HD 8400
here is a sharp looking lenovo that has an i5 $699
Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Gray
and finally the all business lenovo I7 contender weighing in at $748
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E440 20C50050US, Intel i7-4702MQ, 4GB DDR3L, MEMORY,500GB HDD, DVD BURNER,14”HD LED (1366x768), Bluetooth ,HD Webcam, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit preloaded w/ Windows 8 Pro 64 License
You will have to spend at least a $1000 if you want it to game at all.
Intel based rig
MSI GP60 Leopard-009 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 Multi-language
or here is an AMD that kills for just a few extra $
MSI GX Series GX60 Destroyer-280 Gaming Laptop AMD A-Series A10-5750M (2.50GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Please note that these are just my opinions and not necessarily recommendations.
With that said ... if I were to throw a $1000 dollars at a laptop ... it would probably be close to these.