Well I need a laptop for college and I my stepdad told me he would foot the bill. Realistically since he keeps bringing up macs I have a price range between 800-1200 maybe up to 1500 but that's only if I can find something that much better that it's worth my own money. I would like to do a cheap laptop then get a desktop for gaming but logistically with the space I would have in a dorm, the fairly constant moving I would have to do and the fact that I can't justify asking for two computers. I know a desktop is better but I would need some way to take notes. If you guys now of any good cloud system that would let me use my kindle and iPhone in class then transfer them wirelessly I would definitely go for building a much better 1200 machine. Tomorrow I'll fill the template out just I need to figure out the logistics concerning notes.