I'd buy a cheap second hand one.
I am a natural disaster when it comes to laptops.
I somehow always manage to break them and I have done so with 3 laptops (Two HPs and one Asus) since June 2010. That makes three laptops in less than 4 years. I have had my last one since June 2013, and I accidentally broke the touch screen in October.
Fixing the screen will cost me almost as much as a new laptop. So I might as well get a new one.
The problem is, I am a broke college student. So which sturdy laptop can I get that won't cost me much?