My daughter needs a new Laptop/Ultrabook. I only have about $550 to spend. What she'd really like is a Hybrid Tablet/Laptop otherwise know in the tech world as a convertible. Unfortunately the only Hybrid I can find in my price range is the Microsoft Surface which runs Windows RT and only has 32 GB of Storage, but has a media reader to use an SD Card for extra storage space. Also in another week or 2 the Surface 2 is coming out at around the same price, but has upgrades including an OS upgrade to Win RT 8.1, a upgraded CPU, Longer battery life, and an option for 64 GB Storage for an extra $50. Does anyone have a MS Surface or know someone who has one? If so what are your thoughts on it? How is the OS? I'd prefer finding a Hybrid with Win 8 which many others have including the Surface Pro, but these new Hybrids, except the Surface, are all out of my price range or have bad reviews with issues. I'm trying to figure out if the Surface is worth buying for her and I think the Win RT OS is what scares me the most about it.
If I can't find a Hybrid in my price range my daughter says she'd be alright with a Laptop/Ultrabook as long as it's touchscreen and tablets alone are out of the question as she wants, and needs, the ability to use a keyboard to type school papers if needed. Has anyone seen any great deals on what I'm looking for? I've been keeping my eye out on the 1 Day Sale site and Woot like someone suggested, but right now the only laptop I'd like is sold out. Does anyone have any other sites for me to keep a look out on? I have no problem buying a refurbished model if need be.
Can anyone help with the MS Surface questions or finding a website or a Laptop/Ultrabook she'd love in my price range?