If you really really want to stick with a PC, a sony vaio would probably be a solid choice. I've been a PC user since I could first use one (my parents have had pcs since before I was born). The only times I have used macs were in school. I got a macbook about a week ago, and the first day I had it was definitely a learning time for me. It was not totally confusing but everythign seemed like it took TOO long to do (not computer speed but the way things worked) and i turned out to be right, and I found many shortcuts to doing things with it. The learning curve was very quick for me, of course I'm still learning, but i feel like I have a sold base with this OS. I really think you should look at macs, they are great for so many things. I love mine, and everyone I know who has a recent mac loves theirs too. (remember, they run windows now too)
Like everyone else thats going to college, I need a laptop. Could anybody recommend anything? Anything but Compaqs and HPs please. Price range should be around $1700 to $2300. A good quality laptop that can do all the work and entertain me for 4+ years is what is important to me.
side note*** I've always been a PC user and my knowledge with them can be judged anywhere between intermediate to advanced, so I'm not sure how I would do with a macbook. I would be really interested in getting a macbook pro if the learning curve to learning macs isn't too steep.
suggestions? Thanks everyone!