I have and it's not as if we can write notes or such. In fact we install Classic Shell and get back to work.

There are thousands of models that can do what you ask. And my son's simple Asus k55n ds81 was a fraction of your budget and came with a 2 year drop and spill warranty. He could spend a fraction of your budget and in 2 years replace it with same price model and get all 4 years in warranty.

Bob