What I'm wondering is just what the heck you people expect to be doing on your big power-machines with all the bells and whistles?
I plan to take notes in class and write exams on the thing. Lessee..I need Word and the exam software. Hmm. I should pretty much be able to handle that on any laptop.
I guess if you are planning on replacing your desktop with this than I can understand. Otherwise, it all seems like a pissing contest and a big waste of money. Then again, most lawyers seem to try and outdo each other in terms of cars, houses and trophy wives. May as well start early with laptops.
Yes to the last part - i will be using my laptop also as my desktop (as I always do). I may get a docking station but I may not. Regardless, if I'm planning to be sitting in a library for 30 weekends in a row, the last thing I want to do is be staring at a 13 inch monitor, as I peck out words on a micro keyboard, and wait for my mini-computer to cool down some more so the operating speed will pick back up, before the tiny battery goes dead in under two hours. Getting a powerful and up-to-date desktop replacement laptop is as much about durability and practicality and battery longevity as it is about raw speed.
When you're pecking around your little keyboard during in exams, finishing off your first page of answers, I'll be sure to give you a shout out from the corner as I blast on to my tenth page on my full-size keyboard. And when you're frantically looking for an outlet for your dead battery, i'll give you a nod of empathy as i keep typing away, with two hours of charge time to go, and a spare modular battery pack on my desk - just in case i need it.