The time to get ready for college draws near, and I'm unsure of which laptop to get. My budget can go no higher than $1200 (and that's pushing it).

Obviously, I want something slick and pretty that works well. Thing is, I know next to nothing about laptops (aside from how to the type in them) and all the talk about rams and space and GB and what not confuses the hell out of me.

So, NF, I ask you to tell me of laptops you like or think would be suitable for me. I can do both windows/mac, whatever. I plan to be a journalism major (or english, or economics, okay so I haven't exactly decided, but it will be around there) so I don't necessarily need any of those editing programs and video stuff like that.

I would greatly appreciate your input on this dilemma I've had for about two weeks now!!