« on: April 28, 2008, 10:01:06 AM »
The answer to this question is "it depends." I have owed a 12 inch thinkpad and a 15 inch Macbook Pro so far. I miss my thinkpad's keyboard - I got so used to the "cramped" style that I often wish I could fuse it onto the Macbook Pro somehow. While my experience with a small laptop (actually it was the X41 Tablet) was mostly good, I have to recommend to the OP a larger screen, especially if you aren't using a Mac.
If people understood just how useful the "Spaces" feature in OS-X. there would be less law students considering anything else. Having your note taking program in one desktop space, your mail program in another, your calendar in other and so on not only helps you organize, but makes you feel more organized (perhaps two separate benefits). If you haven't seen it in action, I recommend going to an Apple store or Best Buy before you make a purchase. I mention it only because the reason why some people buy a larger screen is to "organize" themselves around the extra space. In a sense, choosing OS-X instead of Vista or XP gives you more options.