What laptop should I get for college?

Episode 1007 (52:16)

Kevin from La Crescenta, CA
Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook

Kevin's son is heading off to college and he's looking at laptops, ultrabooks, and tablets. He's wondering what would be the best choice for an accounting major. Leo says that Lenovo running Windows 8 is a real good choice. He should get a touch screen. Leo likes the Acer Aspire S7. It's very thin and light. Don't go cheap, because it'll be his main education and entertainment tool. If he can, he should get a professional grade laptop.

Kevin's wondering about ultrabooks too. Ultrabooks are essentially a Windows version of the MacBook Air. Leo recommends going to the school bookstore to ask what computers the college recommends, and see if they are offering better deals through the book store. Should he get an i5 or i7 processor? Leo says that an i5 Haswell is ideal because it'll be great on battery power and will have great performance. An i7 would be overkill, in Leo's opinion.