LOL, you're basing your opinion off your idiot girlfriend knocking hers off her nightstand and jamming multiple CDs into the drive?
Well i'm sorry but that is hilarious. Just to discount Macs because your GF tripped over the powercord? Yeah, that's really being judgmental. Macs are superior for a multitude of reasons, and to think they're poor just because your stupid GF broke hers is retarded. MY Mac will be thoroughly ready for law school.
If you're willing to pay a little bit more, I'd go with a tablet. The features that they have make them ideal for the school environment. Tablets allow you to take written notes on the screen, and you can even 'write' on PDFs. I'm not doing this, but I know people who have scanned entire textbooks. I just purchased the HP tx2000z and I haven't even begun to touch on all of its features. There is a great website that has tablet discussions www.studenttabletpc.comI don't like Macs, but I'll be honest, Macs are sometimes ahead of the curve. But be careful, some schools' exam software isn't compatible with Macs. Make sure you check that out.