I am wondering what laptops are best for dorms. I don't envision myself taking my laptop all over the place; I'm still pretty old-fashioned in terms of taking notes by hand in class (it helps me learn, and being on the computer while someone is trying to teach me something just distracts me from what I'm supposed to be learning). Thus, my laptop will probably stay in my room most of the time. I am looking for something as affordable as possible, but also with very good performance and specs.
I am asking here because I am especially interested in suggestions made by those who do use laptops now in college. I am looking for a NON-Apple/Mac laptop.