Our school just started allowing you to bring your laptops to school to take notes on and stuff, and I need a laptop. Unfortunately, my max budget is about $300. I don't really have any specific requirements, just that it is able to handle games like LoL and Minecraft at a reasonable framerate. (ofc, I won't be playing games in school, just in case I go to a friends house with it)
My friend used an A8 laptop for about 4-6 years or something I think. He was able to do Minecraft easily on Fast and Normal (8 chunks, I think?) If you prefer Lenovo, there's a Lenovo A8 with 2 more gigabytes of ram but half the hard drive and is $20 more.