I'll be starting college this january hopefully (international student here) . I'm unsure of how important a laptop really is in daily college work.. I've heard several users saying laptops aren't the way to go for classes, handwriting is.. but I'm still unsure. I have a variety of options to choose from so I was thinking maybe I could get some help here. If necessary ,to be carried around, I'm thinking about a thinkpad . The new z series seems to be nice or I could go for the T series. Otherwise, I'm straight into gaming. I'm not sure whether I'll need a laptop in class when I join college.. . I'm looking to spend a max of about $2500 .. I've also been researching on the dell XPS M170 and 9300(upgraded 1gb, geforce6800) . ..and also asus z71va looks very good. How much does the z71va weight with the x700 ? can it be carried around in college? Cause, that laptop looks really nice, and the price is pretty good. There are so many choices, its very hard to decide. If there are any college students here or former college students, who could give any advise on whether a laptop in class is important or not, it'd be really helpful . otherwise im straight into a gaming laptop...broadband , wifi, .. sounds fun for some BF2 , WoW... .
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11/27/05 at 11:23am