Hi there,

There are plenty of PCs that are sturdy but light enough for you to carry back and forth to class! The Toshiba Satellite T135-S1310 is under 4 lbs and very affordable at $699. The Dell Adamo is very study and also only weights 4 lbs. I found these suggestions through a tool called PC Scout. I just set your specs on the left hand side (in this case, weight was the biggest factor) and then the tool pulled up these results.

I recommend you try out this tool yourself and see if you find another other potential matches: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/pc-scout/laptop-set-criteria.aspx?mode=landing

Let me know if you have any questions.

MSFT Windows Outreach Team