** Looking for - Laptop for...
So I've been researching endlessly for a laptop that fits what I'm looking for and have come up short. This is basically what my preferences are:
1) CPU - I was interested in AMD's new Ryzen 2700U, but I'm tired of waiting for manufacturers to release their respective Ryzen-based laptops, so a Core i5-8250 will work.
2) Discrete Graphics - No less than a MX150 which looks like it would be a perfect for me.
3) Screen - Preferably 15.6" (14" *might* be okay, but depends). I've been looking at a bunch of Acer models, but apparently they use really dim, glossy and overall crappy IPS panels in basically all of their laptops, which is a shame because the price point is great.
4) Battery Life - Minimum 7-8 hours on a full charge with basic usage (web surfing, coursework, wifi, music, etc).
5) Price - Under $1000 CAD (of course, if that's even possible).
Thanks in advance!