I have a HP Sleekbook 15 and it's perfect. I do all my programming on it, comes with WIndows 8, i can also game on it, It runs Skyrim on Ultra. Here's the specs of the Model i got. IT cost me around $480
Here's the Link: HP Pavilion 15-b119wm Sleekbook Product Specifications | HP® Support
Product Number D8X45UA
Microprocessor 1.6GHz up to 2.4GHz AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M Accelerated Processor
Microprocessor Cache 4MB L2 Cache
Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
Memory Max Maximum supported = 8GB
Memory Slots 2 user accessible
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7600G Discrete-Class graphics and up to 3057MB total graphics memory
Display 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768)
Hard Drive 750GB 5400RPM hard drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Network Card 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 1x1 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing dual speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
Keyboard Full-size island-style keyboard with numeric keypad
Pointing Device Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures with on/off button
External Ports Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards & Multimedia cards
2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0
1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ-45 (LAN)
1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
Dimensions 0.95 (min H)/ 0.97 in (max H) x 15.19 in (W) x 10.2 in (D)
Weight 5.60 lb
Power 65W AC adapter
4-Cell 37WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion battery
ID Mech Description HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
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