The HP Pavillion 17-g040nr is the definition of an atypical laptop. Looking at the technical specifications, we find that almost every hardware piece seems to be in between two generations, like a bridge linking old and new technologies. But I think it works great as a college or home notebook, simply because this mixture allows for a wide range of possible uses.
The Dell Inspiron 15 has stood the test of time well enough to become a household name in the world of consumer friendly, low to mid range laptops. Suitable for a host of applications, the notebooks belonging to the 7000 series offer a good combination of performance and functionality.
The Lenovo G50 59421806 is an entry-level laptop, despite this version of the laptop being the second most valuable out of the three main iterations of the same chassis. Featuring an Intel Core i5 processor, this less than portable unit is most suited as a desktop replacement or as a college computer.