So my current, barely functional, laptop is finally on the way to the great junkyard in the sky.
Between a battery ON FIRE, and 5/6 years on travel abuse...it's time to move on.
As this is my workhorse, being treated more like a desktop than a laptop, I'd love to get some recommendations to replace it.
Would rather not spend than 500USD, though I'd be willing to go up to 700USD if there's a good enough reason to.
Also: Don't care about touchscreen.
My current is an HP w/o touch and I'm happy with it.