Usually good for eagle eyes but my son has one and we won't do that again.
The 2GB card would be my nod because I find most college students often want to play a video game and without it, they get upset.
Looking into buying a new touch screen laptop running windows 8. Have found 2 reaching most of my criteria at best buy.
The Sony sve14 with core i7, 1tb hard drive at 5400 rpm, 2gb dedicated graphics, 8gb of memory and a 1600x900 screen
The asus q500 also comes with a core i7, 750gb hard drive at 5400rpm, doesn't have hybrid graphics, same 8gb of ram, but comes with a full HD 1920x1080 screen
I will be using the laptop mainly for school, multimedia, and web surfing and music
I like the Sony for the hybrid graphics card, both only come with a DVD writer, so no blu ray, only difference for with is the screen resolution being better on the asus
Both come at $950, if anyone has some help they can offer for me making my decision it would be appreciated