OneNote's recording feature is simply a "Record" button that accesses your microphone and records the input to a WMA file. Theoretically the file size is limited by your hard disk space. The useful aspect of the recording feature is that if you type notes while recording, the program keys your notes to points in the recording at which you typed them. So, if on review you are looking at a note you typed, there will be an icon next to it which, when clicked, will cue up the recording at the exact moment you typed the note. Actually very useful I've found.
Ok, here's my question. The recording option on Onenote fascinates me, but I'd like to know if in-class lectures can be picked up with a laptop's built in mike.
I've done some research, and it seems Dell, plus several other companies, do not build microphones into their products. Some do, so can anyone recommend to me a laptop that has worked for recording lectures with Onenote.
Otherwise, if I got an extermal microphone, are teachers at law school cool with seeing students make digital copies of their lecture?