I will be a freshman this fall studying biomedical engineering / pre-med, and I'm trying to find a laptop/ultrabook. This is my first time buying a laptop, so I'd appreciate any advice or suggestions. I'll primarily be using it for note-taking, group projects, presentations, music, and other general word processing.
■ Budget is up to $1000
■ I'd prefer a 13-15" screen
■ I will probably not be doing much 3D work, and I have a decent desktop that I'll be using for gaming and most processor-intensive work.
■ I'll have to haul the laptop around a very large and hilly campus, so the lighter the better.
■ Battery life is probably the biggest priority.
■ I'll be drawing diagrams and writing formulas a lot, so I'm somewhat interested 2-in-1 hybrid laptops that I can write on with a stylus. Otherwise I'm fine taking notes by hand.