What laptop should I get for college?

Episode 1516 (10:50)

Tina from Manitowoc, WI
Lenovo ThinkPad

Tina is going back to school and needs to get a Windows based computer for class. Leo says that Windows 10 is a lot better than Tina's last Windows 95 computer. Recommendations include Dell, Hewlett Packard, and the Lenovo ThinkPad (Leo's favorite). The ThinkPad would be Leo's first choice because they are built to last and the keyboards are very durable. She should get 16gb RAM. A 13" is a good size, but if she doesn't mind the extra weight, she could look at a 15". She should make sure she also gets a laptop with an SSD. 512GB SSD is more than enough. She should also make sure to get a touch screen.

The Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15 is another good choice.

Another nifty option is a two-in-one, where the keyboard flips around and it becomes a tablet. The convertibles have detachable keyboards and also would give her that tablet option. And if she's thinking of that, then the Microsoft Surface laptop is a great option.