What's the popular laptops in Cornell?

<p>Are there more MACs than PCs in Cornell? Which are the most popular PC brands and which do you recommend?</p>

<p>There are definitely a lot of Macs. I also see a lot of people with Dell Latitude Business laptops (I have one)</p>

<p>macs have risen in popularity over the years...i dont see them declining...</p>

<p>although netbooks with WINDOWS XP or 7 have also been appearing :)</p>

<p>I don't know what laptops are popular at Cornell, but I like Asus laptops. They are rated as the most durable while Apple came in the middle.</p>

<p>Here is a good laptop: Amazon.com:</a> ASUS UL30Vt-A1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop: Electronics</p>

<p>Don't let the CULV processor turn you off. It doesn't have an optical drive, but that makes it at least 1 lb lighter than the average laptop (an external optical drive can be bought for $50). It is sufficient enough to handle all but the most resource intensive of games and major scientific data crunching. Note that Asus will be updating the laptop line soon to UL30Jt, not sure when the update will be released though.</p>

<p>Another affordable, but much more powerful laptop with an optical drive is: Amazon.com:</a> ASUS U30JC-A1 13.3-Inch Laptop (Silver): Electronics</p>

<p>How is the Dell Latitude btw? It seems kind of expensive, along the lines of a Macbook but not necessarily much better in terms of specs.</p>

<p>A lot of Dell Latitude? I heard dell laptops have overheating problems(correct me if I'm wrong).
What about Thinkpad?</p>

<p>2 friends of mines have had problems with thinkpad...</p>

<p>i'd go netbook + what you already have at home :D</p>

<p>Asus ftw! At least for gaming and processing, but I'm not sure if thats really necessary once in college. Hence people tend to go for Apple or Thinkpads.</p>

<p>I saw mostly apple laptops when I was there, though there were a lot of people with other random notebooks.</p>

<p>it's quite obviously mac's. but the new hp's have quadruple core processors, and i'm currently saving up for one. gamers tend to have PC's, because many games are only pc-compatible, while website/photoshop/etc media people tend to have macs.</p>

<p>lots of macs, netbooks. get whatever you're the most comfortable with though.</p>

<p>my biggest mistake with laptops though: i wish I got a huge laptop that just stayed in my dorm and got a really cheap, small netbook just for typing up my notes. i got a huge lenovo (and a friend of mine got a 20" dell) because the screen upgrades are so cheap, but it ends up being so effing heavy that i now never bring it to class bc its just too much of a hassle. if you only want to get one though and you know you're going to type notes, keep it 15.9" and under.</p>