New Laptop - Touchscreen Y/N?
I think large, vertical touch screens quickly become tiring and uncomfortable. The ergonomics are very different from a hand-held device with a touch interface. I would pass.
As for an i7 with 8GB... you should haven't any problem finding such a machine from Dell, HP, Lenovo et al.
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