I'm looking for some recommendations of specs and/or companies to look for a laptop. Currently, I own a K-Series Sony Vaio Laptop (which was recently refurbished due to overheating) and a brand new Dell XPS 400 desktop, but I'm looking for another laptop to use at college, my Sony is just too big, and dies too quickly.
I'm looking for a laptop that would be used soley to do class work on (take notes, write papers, research, etc). It wouldn't have any games/or heavy software installed (other than office). I'd like it to be small (Pref 13" or small display, though 14" is okay).
I'm just really not sure what specs I shoud be looking for. I don't want to end up paying $1000 for a laptop that's not even going to be used for much.
Thanks if anybody can give me some suggestions,