03-14-2016 06:40 PM
03-14-2016 08:34 PM
Your hardware needs are actually pretty small. Most laptops for desktops will do what you asking right out of the box. However some laptops these days do not come with a DVD drive. so you would want to watch out for that.
For cost effective your generally better off with a non laptop computer.
Since your one a budget I would look around for a monitor first. Modern monitors last for years. I have spare Dell 17" monitor that somebody gave to me. Works great.
Now to your quesiton. between intel i3 to i7 or AMD. That is the processor in the comptuer that is really the brains and heart. For most people the difference are negligable. People who want to run grapic intensive games or heavy video or photo editing may want a higher end processor For your purposes any processer should be fine.
Fortunaly when you go separate components you don't need to have the same brand.
Asus makes some beautiful monitors for around $100.
This model is a good example.
For the computer I have had good luck with Dell, HP and Toshiba.
HP makes a really sharp slimline that has everything you need for school and at a reasonable price.
So for $350 your pretty set. However I would get the protection plan
However, there is a featur online I have not seen before. They now give you a deal for a bundle. You can get this computer with a 20" HP monitor for only $329
Personally I stay away from All in one computers. As mentioned above a monitor can last a long time. So if you buy a really good monitor today, chances are you will still be using it 8 to 10 years from now. I had twin 19" Dells at my office for 14 years and my company just got me new montiors and there was nothing wrong with the monitors. In fact I kept one to a thrid monitor.
03-16-2016 05:58 PM
03-16-2016 09:53 PM
I have a keyboard on my gaming laptop that has a bunch of colors. It looks really neat in the dark. Right now I have it set to yellow, pink and blue and it pulses. It is not why I purchased this computer but I certainly want it going forward.
Unfortunatly I do not know if any of the laptops with that type of keyboard are in your price range.
However, to suit both of your needs a portable all in one may be the way to go. When he goes to his draft he may have to make arrangements to put it on a table but some of the all in ones are designed to be portable. They do come with a keyboard but you can always get an RGB separate to use with it.
Many of the portable all in ones utilize a wireless keyboard, in which RGB may not be an option.
Howver, most of the all in ones are easily movable (for draft purposes)
Howver, looking at the combo I posted earlier you could also purchase a moderate laptop that would be suitable for all draft purposes and use of social media. And still be under or around your $650 Granted it would not be a powerful machine, but you could both get what you want.
something along this line