Good day all! ...Actually it's night here, but whatever! I'm currently faced with a bit of a dilemma. Once I get the necessary funds, I would like to get a hold of a more up-to-date laptop.
Now, several friends/techies/ignorant-wannabe-1337haxorz tell me that Asus is a good trusty brand. Others are much more rude and make unsettling comments about me being a Computer Science major and thus incapable of constructing my own computer, which is a HUGE ad hominem as well as being quite offensive/true.
Anyway, what type of LAPTOP computer would you recommend to a computer science major? Also factor in that I may take some engineering courses and see how those go too. Not sure what level they actually make you start using computer simulation programs, but I'm sure those require a computer with a bit of fire power.
I stress laptop because I am an on the go guy and don't want to haul a bulky monitor and tower up to my 3rd floor dorm. (No elevator either.
So, what would be a trusty brand for the wannabe computer dude? Preferably something within the 300 - 800$ price range. Though I am open to more "expensive" suggestions if you have them. Just nothing that costs more than my car please... Or as a much as my insurance bill total at the end of the year.