Thanks everyone for all of the advice, the price I quoted seem high because I live in New Zealand and we are charged a premium plus 15% tax so laptops are more expensive here. I probably should of adjusted the amount downwards.
I eventually purchased a HP Pavilion 14-B006AU 14" Notebook , paid $545NZD (455USD), was discounted down from around $700
14" Screen 1366*768
500GB hard drive (larger then my desktop)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 34.7 x 23.8 x 2.1 cm
About a decade or two ago I said I would never buy another HP again, but that was mainly referring to their desktops. Hopefully I do not reject my decision.