Best Laptop Under $1,000

Looking for recommendations for a laptop for my wife. She treats her electronics like crap so durability is a plus, but price is king. Here are the requirements and common uses. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Min Requirements:

  • Windows 8 (not RT)
  • Touch Screen
  • Core i5 (probably not getting a i7 in my price range)
  • 4 GB Ram (at least)
  • 500 GB Hard drive (at a minimum, more is definitely better)
Common Uses:
  • Netflix
  • Facebook
  • MS Office
  • Youtube
  • She wants the new Sim City game
Any recommendations would be great.