Going to be starting a computer science degree, majoring in software engineering, next month so I'm looking at getting (and even questioning the need for) a new laptop to replace my ancient Acer.
Priorities for me are being lightweight, a decent screen, and battery life.
I'm pretty lost with regards to specs since I don't really know what the course is going to throw at me. I'd guess just compiling small programs and maybe running some VMs. There's always the uni computers if I need anything more.
So at this point I'm wondering whether I should go lower spec for note taking in lectures and not much more, or get something with a bit more oomph. Either way, I'm not looking at chunky beasts with GTX 1060s and such.
Anyway, any suggestions and advice either way will be greatly appreciated. :)
Edit: Budget is sub $2k
Ended up getting a Spectre x360 13" with the eBay Plus discount. i7 8550U, 16GB RAM, and a 512GB NVMe SSD for $1600. Thanks for everyone's help. :)