Most Helpful Guy
Your freshman and sophomore year it really doesn't matter the laptop as long as it will run office. After your sophomore year the specs of your laptop will matter. If you are going into a science/engineering or stem major then a HP laptop or really a surface pro tablet (laptop replacement) will work. The surface pro 4's will be released in the fall. They can run anything you would need in any major. I wrote computer programs and other massive software on a pro 3 and it handled it without a problem.
Some graphic design or education major programs require Mac's. So you really need to check with your department they should be able to email you a list of specs you need for the program. I will suggest getting a large storage capacity USB stick though. You won't regret it.0
Most Helpful Girl
macs are good.0