Welp, it appears that the link I originally posted doesn't work. Try this:
I'm a high school student who does a lot of computer work and I need a new laptop. I'd use it mostly for digital art/Photoshop, a lot of writing and schoolwork, web browsing, and watching videos. I'm not really a video game player — occasionally simple games like Candy Crush Saga — so that's not a big issue, but I'd like it to be relatively fast. I like the brand Asus for my needs, although I'm open to suggestions for other brands too.
Other things on my list:
-Good keyboard (little to no flex)
-Screen size minimum 13", definitely no bigger than 15.6". I can manage 12" if other features are great.
-Lighter than 6 pounds — I'm going to be carrying it a lot of places.
-Good battery life — I'm looking preferably 2+ hours of video and 5+ hours of web.
Overall I prefer matte screens over glossy, and backlit keyboards are nice, but in the long run I won't turn down a computer because it doesn't have those features.
I have a personal budget of $500, with some wiggle room if needed. Right now I'm thinking this model: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-K55N-DS81-15-6-Inch-Laptop-B...
I'm not sure about the resolution on the Asus K55N, though. It'd be fine on a smaller screen (though I can't really find a smaller computer with my specifications) but at 15.6 I'm not sure if 1366x768 will do the job. I'm ok with seeing pixels (I usually keep my head about 2 feet away from the screen anyways), but since I do a lot of Photoshop, I'm worried that the pictures may appear blurry or pixelated. I don't have much experience with lower resolutions so some advice on that in particular would be good.