What will you be using your laptop for? This one has great specs but may be a bit heavy if you think you will be carrying your laptop back and forth to class. Whether this Gateway is the right fit depends on what you will be using it for. With some more details, I can make a more informed recommendation.
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
No more than $850Use:
surfing the web, music, word, and some gamesScreen Size:
14-15 inches (negotiable)Video Card:
Play starcraft 2 pretty wellBattery Life:
4 hours (more the better)Longevity:
Core i3 or i5