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I'm ordering an HP from online for law school. I'm not sure if 5.29 lbs will turn out to be hassle. My current laptop is so OLD that I can't compare this new with it..
Sorry in advance, if this is considered a stupid question!

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008, 06:15:21 PM »
I don't mean to be a jerk but...are you serious with this question?
I guess i'll answer that most of your law school books will about the same or possibly more than a 5LB laptop...im currently on a relatively old hp and it probably weighs about that. I really dont think you should have any issues unless you have some sort of severe back problems. but anyway. my bag will sometimes weigh a lot more than that on days where i have a lot of classes. i refuse to use the law school lockers so i carry that around all day with no problem.

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 06:22:41 PM »
5+ lbs is a monster.

Go with something lighter. Some people may say 5+ lbs is okay, but they likely have never owned a lighter one.

It really adds up when you have to carry a bunch of books. Plus heavier laptops are thicker, taking up more backpack space.

Mine weighs 3.8x lbs and it's perfect.

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 08:50:09 PM »
lose 5lbs ad the net gain is only .29 lbs.  problem solved.  .29 lbs is not too much to carry around.

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008, 10:12:20 PM »
If you're not a chick you need to be slapped.

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2008, 10:19:19 PM »
You're going to be okay.  If you're worried about weight, use a locker or car for your books, or have your books split into smaller pieces.

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008, 10:38:06 PM »

I wish I can afford something that weighs less. But, I cannot afford something like the Lenovo. Are there any laptops out there that weighs relatively less and still are reliable- under 900$????

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 07:13:11 AM »
Don't sweat it. Like some of the other posters said, you can always use the lockers or switch off with books in your car if you have time. I have a laptop that weighs that much, and I'm fine with it. Don't go into debt to get something that is lighter if you don't have to.  :)

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 10:43:33 AM »

I wish I can afford something that weighs less. But, I cannot afford something like the Lenovo. Are there any laptops out there that weighs relatively less and still are reliable- under 900$????


Seriously?

Did you even bother to look or research a laptop?

First result I found, 3.97lbs, 13.3" screen, great reviews, $999 w/out discounts:

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m1330?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&~oid=us~en~29~xpsnb_m1330_anav1~~

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Re: Is 5.29 lbs too heavy for a laptop that I need to carry everywhere ?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 10:58:39 AM »

I wish I can afford something that weighs less. But, I cannot afford something like the Lenovo. Are there any laptops out there that weighs relatively less and still are reliable- under 900$????


you get what you pay for.