Socially awkward High school sophomore. I spend most of my free time tinkering with settings on my 7-year-old laptop and looking around this forum.
I will normally recommend a
Dell, Microsoft, or Lenovo laptop. Any laptop that's not cheap consumer crap, isn't Hp, and I know is reliable. You may not like my suggestions, but I generally know your use case.
Also, first comment in 2018! https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/260960-happy-new-year#cx2676084