DD won't be heading off to college until August, but her laptop is starting to have some issues. While we don't have to run out and buy one today, she will definitely need one before she leaves. She won't be majoring in anything that requires a computer. She may or may not take it to class for note taking purposes. She will definitely use it for writing papers, searching the internet, and probably watching Netflix. She doesn't game. Her only requirement is that it is lightweight. Her current laptop is 17" and heavy. She said she can see herself sitting outside doing homework or taking her computer to the library so she wants it portable. We looked at some Ultrabooks today. They are certainly lightweight. Are they any good? Some of the reviews suggest that they aren't the best. No Mac recommendations. We had a bad Apple (pun intended) and won't go that route again, and I really don't see the need for one with what she will be using it for. I never really know what processor to get, or how much memory and hard drive. I am computer challenged. Any suggestions on specs or specific computers would be greatly appreciated.