I am now thinking about buying a new laptop computer before entering Stanford in September. Perhaps many of you are also thinking about this, but what factor do you think is the most important in choosing a laptop for use at Stanford University?
Do you think it should be light and thin so that it can be carried around the campus for different lessons? Or will the laptop mostly stay on your desk so that the weight of the computer doesn't matter much? Large hard disc capacity might be important as I am a potential engineering major and will have to work on programming and lots of other computer-related tasks. Or are there any particular computer brand your recommend?
Sorry for asking too many questions, but it is a fairly big shopping and the laptop will form a crucial part of my life at Stanford. I appreciate any advice on this.