Hey I think you are missing one huge factor in your plan to scan all your books... when you scan a file onto your laptop, the files are HUGE. I had to scan signature pages and handwritten changes at work and one day i got the idea to just scan the whole 50 page agreement. Needless to say the files were so big it slowed down my comp so bad and just killed my memory. I can only imagine what such large files would do to a laptop. Just thought I'd give you the heads up!!
Thanks for all of the input guys, but i think i will be carrying out my plan come august. I will try it to start the semester, and if it doesn't seem feasible, i will abandon the idea. But i would like to try it, it may just work for me.
gratias tibi ago, my friends
File sizes are as big or as small as you want them to be. What you did was scan at a huge resolution, which gives you 50MB, 75MB or greater file sizes. All you have to do is change the quality and DPI settings and those same pictures (especially in black and white) won't even be 50KB in size. I've downloaded 500 page books of scanned material that don't measure over 5 megabytes.