Originally Posted by They Call Me Rain
I'm in 12th
16, late birthday
Will be used for college eventually
i bought an HP dv7t a couple years ago and really liked it. beinga 17" it was a bit bulky and kind of on the heavy side, i dont know how well i would have liked it if i had to lug it around campus all day. it was about $200 more than the budget you posted though and being one of their "more powerful" laptops the battery life wasnt all that great. it wasnt an issue for me since i just took the battery out and left it plugged in and used it like a desktop.
if you just want something to watch youtube videos and do homework on in college just pick whichever one in your budget you like the best, see if you can find somewhere that has a decent deal going on your something otherwise they all seem about the same performance wise. if you want something a little nicer then it might be worth it to save up a little more.
im far from a computer expert, but ive also heard a lot of good about asus laptops...