I'd ask the school what they require and recommend. They might even have a program to buy it via the school, including support or a lower price.
But I wouldn't buy it now if she only needs it next summer. Current laptops come with Windows 8.1. Next summer they will come with Windows 10.
Hi my daughter is doing a computer science bsc honours
Due to start next year but want to buy a laptop for Christmas
But i dont know which is or will be the most suitable for her requirements spec wise?
My budget is not large @ £500 less if possible :/ was looking at lenovo as reviews good? And any software she may need?
Any advice ?