From my experience (as a computer technician) I'd recommend an asus laptop
best grantee, (2 years instead of 1)
best price / quality
does not overheat as much as other brand
you get about the same or better than with other brands
most companies like dell/acer/lonovo/hp uses low quality parts : their are disposable laptops (good for 1 1/2 years)
Also consider costumer support that is just bad with dell/acer/toshiba.... they like to take advantage of costumers when they don't know about computers.
anyway good luck