You really need to give more information in order to help you about this. At least how much you can spend?
I would highly recommend the HP Pavillion, I've had it for over 2 years now and it should last me through my next 2 years of college. It hasn't got 1 single virus yet.
I personally love my Macbook, would never switch for another brand.
I have it for 6 years now and never had any problem with it.
I have a gateway laptop and love it never had a problem with it perfect for my everyday needs
This is similar to my laptop that I have had for 4 years. I purchased mine refurbished and it still works great and for the price I paid I am very satisfied with my laptop. I will buy an Asus again!