What is the best notebook for a college student?

Many parents wonder “What laptop should I get my child when he goes to college?”. If you have someone going to college next year and you haven’t started to think about this, then it is a good time. Most people know that most popular colleges whether public or private either require or recommend having a laptop. A student MOST LIKELY will not succeed unless they get a laptop, but it does not have to be a very expensive laptop. Many people do not understand that you have to research to get the right laptop. Certain laptops will cost $1,500 and be not so great quality or equal quality to a $800 laptop. Now I am not saying to go buy some $300 Dell laptop. By the way in case you do not know Dell is not known for their laptops. Well, actually they are known for their BAD laptops and they do not focus on laptops. Therefor I suggest that you do not go with a Dell laptop. However, Dell computers are great just not their notebooks. Mac or Windows are the 2 OS (Operating Systems) you are going to want to choose from. Personally, I have used Macintosh computers, but I have never owned one . Macs are a lot harder to operate if you have not used them before, so I suggest not to get one unless you are very tech savy or are willing to take a risk. Macs have lots of problems often and it is a lot harder to get support to them. Lets now move onto a brand called IBM ThinkPad. This is not the ideal college computer a student would want because it does not look that nice, but it is really a great computer for a student. It looks more like a computer for a business person, but it is really great for a college student. Infact, it is even recommended under the top 2 computers to get for your child at Clemson. I better talk now about why this is a great computer. The computer is not huge and bulky and it has great battery power which is nice. The computer is not way underpowered and the resolution is pretty nice. I have used a few IBM ThinkPads and one I have used for 7 years and it still works. When you are shopping I highly suggest you do some research and don’t just go by how nice it looks on the outside. Look at all the technical information and compare it with other laptops/notebooks. Happy notebook shopping!