I'm probably going to get one of these (fully loaded...$120k for law school, not gonna skimp on supplies):
Dell Latitude D620
Dell Latitude D820
I'd like to toss out the suggestion that it is worth getting a "business class" laptop. I want a laptop that is made well and will withstand daily use bouncing around in my bookbag. One essential feature I'm looking for is hard drive protection. I've personally witnessed what happens when a running laptop is dropped and the hard drive dies completely. I don't know about ya'll, but I want to protect my class notes, briefs, etc.
Good idea. In fact, I have a mirrored (RAID) network attached storage device I use currently. Of course, there's still the downtime if you drop your laptop and have to have it fixed.
To be completely safe, you must do this:
1) Set up Oracle Database to store your school works.
2) Set up another Oracle Database in another part of the world as secondary server.
3) Set up 1 min log shipping and 10 minute reload between the two servers. (every 1 minute, your laptop will ship encrypted log file over to the secondary server located in Some Country, Pleanet Earth, and every 10 minute, this secondary server will update itself with new log files)
4) Set up automatic fail-over to the secondary server, such that when the first server gets destroyed, the 2nd one automatically picks up, and you can continue to work.
This way, your files can be wiped out only if the Terrorists are able to locate all servers (in this case, 2 servers) and destroy them all.
what if a meteor the size of the moon hits the earth?