Hello, I'm going to be attending college and working on a Computer Science degree. I'm looking for a laptop that will allow me to do whatever sort of programming I might need to do (I anticipate a lot of stuff like Java, C++, HTML, Python, Ruby, CSS, PHP, etc.) in a timely and efficient fashion.
I don't have a specific budget but under $1000 would be best and preferably lower if possible ($500-800 range).
I gather I'll want something that is reasonably speedy.
I don't need a particularly fancy GPU as I have a gaming desktop for that function, but some ability to play modern games on say a low-mid settings would be nice.
I've read a good resolution important for programming (to see more stuff!) so that is important. Not sure if I should be looking for a 15' display or a 17'.
A HDMI slot would be nice so I can hook it up to my TV.