« on: March 03, 2007, 04:06:27 AM »
I have a Dell 710m and I like it. The keyboard's a bit small though so if I'm typing too fast sometimes I'll flub up, but it's manageable (its successor, the M1210 is the same size I believe). I got it later half of junior year, so I've had it for about a year now. I also got it for cheap (<$800 total) when Dell had one of its year end fire sales. Of course, since it was so cheap, there was a catch: the specs are a bit old/weak. Certainly nothing ancient, but they were probably already outdated a year before I bought it. I'm also starting to run out of harddrive space (<10GB left) and the memory doesn't seem to be enough at times when I'm multitasking/heavy using.External HD + RAM upgrade, get another year or two out of that thing.
Should I be thinking about investing in a new laptop now or later? I'm sure I wont be finishing LS with my current comp, but I know it's still got some decent use left (but still probably for only about a year). Is there heavy laptop-using in LS? or is it basically only for in-class note-taking/paper-writing? Hopefully there won't be any need for Windows Vista, b/c I know my current lap is nowhere capable-enough for that.