Having just finished college as an ME, I would say Thinkpad. Really, the Thinkpads were the only ones to consistently last four+ years. I swapped laptops halfway through as I cheaped out on an Acer instead; it lasted two years before the dvd drive failed, ethernet port failed, and hinges cracked from usage. All the Thinkpad people I know bought replacement laptops because they wanted to. The rest of us, we bought because we had to.
7/17/09 at 1:49am