HP Pavilion DV6
Intel Core i3-350M processor (2.26 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache); 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 8 GB); 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support; Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 4.25 Hours of Battery Life; 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366x768), Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB Total Available Graphics Memory
The DV6 is your run-of-the-mill multimedia laptop, with slightly beefed up specs. This should be a better than average choice for new college students who need a little extra power for their academic pursuits and a little extra comfort for their leisure. It's a good-lookin' laptop too, and small enough to carry around. Take care of it, and it should be strong enough to make it through to graduation.