Hi, I am going to college soon and need to replace my current laptop. I am majoring in Computer Science, but I am not sure how computer intensive the classes will be. Please help me find a laptop and please tell me, if you are a college student or even better, a computer science major.
Budget: Around $1000 (the lower the better)
OS: Windows 7/8
CPU: i5/i7 (3rd gen would be nice)
Screen size: 13.3-15.6
Gaming: Minecraft is the most I play (medium settings would be nice)
Weight: less than 5.5 pounds
Screen resolution: 1920x1280, 1600x900
Things I want: good backlit keyboard, SSD, 5+ battery life, Matte screen, thin and lightweight.
Laptops I have been looking at: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (expensive), Thinkpad t430s, HP Envy 14 spectre, Dell XPS 13/14, Samsung series 9 (expensive), Asus Zenbook, need more 15" options
If you have suggestions or comments, please tell me.