My situation: Freshman student working on first semester of college, living in the dorms during the week (Mon-Fri), home on the weekends. Come home sometimes during the week too. No computer currently but a netbook.
My plan: Buying desktop @$1700, laptop @$599-650. In other words, I'm thinking about persuing a desktop/laptop combo.
Desktop build will be, in short: i7-3570k, HAF 932, SSD, two HDDs at 1TB RAID 0, 850W PSU, GTX 670. Just to give a general idea of the type of machine I plan to get. This desktop will remain in the dorm.
Laptop I'm looking at is a lenovo at $629, 1600x900 with an i5.
Thoughts? What did you guys do when you went to college?