What laptop would you recommend?
I will be attending college starting this semester, and I would like to purchase a laptop before I go. It's an enormous (and expensive) decision, so I'd like any help I could get to narrow down my choices. I've had a few friends recommend Toshiba and HP laptops. Also, I do not want a Dell. I have a budget of about $1800 max.
Recommendations or anything to help me get started in this search would be much appreciated.