« on: March 24, 2006, 03:13:51 PM »
i have always been a fan of the HP laptops. i have configured one online : HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook PC
– Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition with SP2
– Intel(R) Celeron(R) M 380 (1.60 GHz)
– FREE Upgrade to 14.0" WXGA BrightView Widescreen!
– Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 900 - Celeron
– 1.0GB DDR SDRAM (2x512MB)
– 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
– DVD+/-RW/R & CD-RW Combo w/Double Layer Support (backing up files is a must, need at the least a cdr - even if there is a flash drive - 2 is always better than one)
– Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WLAN
– 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (computers are plugged in during class so its not an issue, sohuld get about 1:45 unplugged)
– Microsoft(R) Works/Money (already have office 2003 software)
– hpshopping in-box envelope
3-year HP Accidental Damage Protection with Express Repair Extended Service Plan for HP Pavilion and Presario Notebook PCs
the total is 1374 plus tax. it weighs 5.4 pounds, maybe a bit much, but they dont get much lighter than 4 - 4.5
something to also think about is microsoft onenote. i saw it on the efollett site for 49.99 (retail 99-199) as long as you can prove you are a student (ID # or something). this lets you create tabs for each class/project/etc. on the top of the screen. In each tab, you can then set tabs upon the side of the screen for notes, projects, research, etc. this allows you to have notes for all classes at your disposal in a second. it is truely a good program that will make life easier.