hmm... Totally unfamiliar with this machine, but it's compatible with XP which one of my schools requires if the student intends to take exams via computer.That's appealing because I bought a laptop ~8 months ago (Vista) and am not keen on buying a whole new one to take a step back with XP and a FLOPPY DRIVE just because this school can't get with the program. Floppy drive!! WTF?!Not that these ASUSs have floppy drives. This isn't 1999 after all...
One can buy an external usb floppy drive at best buy for $39.99.
Don't take notes on a laptop in law school. I used a laptop this semester and pen-and-paper last semester. You don't need to stenograph everything your prof says anyway, and taking notes by hand will force you to ferret out the important bits as you go.
I'm considering trying to sell my laptop and switching to a mac, especially if Vista isn't going to work with their network.