That alone may drive you to Dell. They still have 4 year plans.
I will be attending grad school in the fall of 2017 and there is a computer requirement that I must meet in order to be able to download various programs and complete assignments. I currently have a 2012 MacBook Pro and have been having issues with it that need to be fixed. My grad school also says that Macs can be probably be used although they are not officially supported. The combination of these two aspects just makes me want to buy a PC and fix my Mac in my free time for personal use. So, to sum everything up, I am looking for suggestions for some PC laptops that I will simply be using for school and that meet the following spec requirements. I would generally like to stay under 600 dollars and have a 13" screen since all I will be using it for is school work. Thank you for your suggestions. NO NETBOOKS OR TABLETS ARE ALLOWED.
Windows 7 32 or 64 bit Home Premium or higher is recommended (Mac OSX 10.6 or higher will likely work but is not officially supported)
Browser: PC - Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8
Mac - Safari version 3.2.1 or higher
Do not use beta versions of these browsers
Computer cannot be more than 2 years old
Minimum 4-year service plan
Minimum dual core processor
Minimum 2 GB of RAM
Minimum screen resolution 1024 x 768
Wireless card that supports 802.11 b/g/n
Microsoft Office 2010 Standard Edition or Higher
A CD/DVD Drive
External Storage device for data backup