i was wondering what the popular laptops are like on campus.
-are there any particularly popular brands eg dell, HP or lenovo?
-also, what brands have the nearest service centers (within berkeley, for eg) for these laptops?
-do students use tablet PCs a lot to record lecture notes, or is it more convinient to use paper and pen? or would a regular laptop suffice?
-finally, given the distance between lecture halls, is it more convinient to use a back-pack carry case or a brief-case style one?