One of my books suggests a legal pad.
I tried briefing on a legal pad, and it felt good. Lots of space, no writing on the back, and when you tear it out, 3 hole punch it and put it where you want it to go in your binder or transfer it to notecards or whatever.
I intend to write with pen and paper in class. I type fast, but I type correctly, with punctuation and whatnot, and few abbreviations. By hand I'm faster when it comes to note-taking cause I use abbreviations and such. And arrows, and other diagrams, etc.
And can you imagine the battery running dead all of a sudden? Or the power goes out and you lose everything you just typed? Or it freezes, and you miss what the prof is saying while waiting for it to get itself together?
And I agree...too much clackety clack and game playing on those damn laptops. I'm sitting in the front of the room so I don't have to be distracted by the games.