A few of my friends have gotten a laptop with HP and Windows 8.1, but one friend has an Asus laptop with the same software. The difference between the HP laptop and the Asus laptop is that the Asus laptop is touch screen, which I'd never seen one of before, and it was my first time seeing one. Now, my question is, is HP a good quality laptop? Or do you think I should go with Asus? Both are good, but I'd like some feedback, please. I'm trying to save up for a 2nd laptop for travel purposes, because I need to leave this one here at home. Comments are welcome, but keep in mind: I'm only looking at these two, and not much else, because they're under $300, and that's my goal. Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!