08-06-2016 01:25 PM
08-06-2016 11:05 PM
The question is, are you willing to do a little work to get a authorized copy of a Windows 10 ISO disk, do a complete wipe of the HDD and install Windows 10 as a clean OS without the junk on there? If you said yes, you can get something very very nice for under $200 with reasonable speeds. The drawback is that 11.6 screens are not suitable for these tasks (Unless you can connect the unit to an external monitor through HDMI)
Also 14" models in this price range come with a low end SSD drive and may impair peformance.
With the release of Windows 10 you have given a very comfortable budget for the performance you want, so start shopping at the $400~500 range and you will do just fine.