How does these specs stack up? Will this notebook be sufficient for 3 years of law school? I did not even consider the ThinkPad until I read the reviews on this thread.
Product Description: Lenovo ThinkPad X60 - Core Duo T2400 1.83 GHz - 12.1" TFT
From what I've read, when compared to the X60s the X60 runs hotter, the battery lasts not quite as long, the machine can't use the slim version of the 4-cell battery, the machine is slightly heavier, and the fan runs more often, runs faster, and is louder. The main advantage of the X60 is that you get a faster processor...that's about it. I'm a pretty demanding computer user and I haven't been disappointed by the X60s' low voltage L2400 duo processor; in fact I've heard of people ordering the L2300 because it's even cooler and quieter and they're still quite happy with the performance.
An extra you might consider: bluetooth...some people with cell phones can use their phone to provide the laptop with an internet connection when away from a convenient network. It's not absolutely needed...you could always buy a USB bluetooth device. A nice convenience is finger print reader...it's great if you were actually going to secure your system anyway. With a single swipe of my finger I'm automatically logged into the machine, into the hardrive, into the BIOS, and into Windows XP.