So as I will soon be going to college, I am searching for a suitable laptop. I am going into Computer Info Systems, so I need it to be something I can program on, etc...
Also, being a high school kid, I'm poor, so I'm trying to spend 500-700 bucks OR LESS.
I plan on trying to get a Windows laptop w/ XP instead of Vista, and then most likely adding the normal open source programs (ie openoffice, firefox, thunderbird, etc).
One of the main things I am looking for is portability/compactness. I am not a fan of the very extremely wide screens.
Any suggestions as to what I may look for? I am not in need of an excessively large hard drive...I don't store movies or songs on my computer since I manually manage my iPod, and I will not be clogging it up with tons of extra software/programs.