I gathered that you're getting a new computer, Cody?
My recommendation: Don't get a laptop. For the love of all that is holy!!!
I got back today from a weeklong seminar/test that I have to pass for work, and it requires a laptop. I've borrowed three different laptops for this seminar, and all three have failed me by breaking down. (The last of which stopped writing CDs 15 minutes before the main thing was due).
The proctors helped me work it out.