I am going back to school this fall and I have to buy a new computer. I have been a mac user all my life, but now I need a pc. What brands are good? What should I look for when picking out a new computer? I am looking for a laptop so that I can use it at school as well as at home. I have looked around a bit and most of what I have seen seems to be the same. Some are quite a bit more expensive then others, but seem to have the same components. The only differences I find tend to be the brand. Don't flame me for using a mac...as you can see I am switching sides.