I'm a teacher and a Pathfinder GM/occasional player.
The job is more demanding than ever, and I don't have time to do the tech research like I used to.
I would love any thoughts and suggestions on the best Laptop for the money. I'm sure I want something that runs Windows 8.
Horsepower wise I'm just looking to run email & microsoft office, along with reading large pdfs, and a few table top gaming apps (Herolab and Ttop RPG to be specific). Maybe a bit of internet browsing.
Dell had a low level laptop on sale over labor day for about $375. I'm sure they'll have a similar deal around Black Friday time. My last Dell, which was an expensive PC gaming affair, fried out after only 2 years and 2 weeks, and I'm hesitant to return my business to them.
Will I be happy with an entry level laptop performance wise? Do I want to pay the extra for touch screen capability? Those tablet/laptop hybrids I've seen are intriguing.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.