How much do you move it around? Do you bring it to class? How big it is? How fast is it? What do you wish you would have gotten? How much stress do you put on your laptop?
I just got a HP 17" i7 8gb ram laptop. $800.
This thing it pretty big and heavy.
I had talked to another engineering student at my school and he said that he only uses his laptop in his dorm room and takes all of his notes by hand. I thought that that might be what I do to but just don't know. This thing is pretty heavy and I can't see myself bringing it everywhere I go. I have an ipod touch that i usually have on me, if that means anything.
I just am a little nervous that this thing is a little overkill. Can some preferably engineering students give me some advice. Am I locking myself down to much with getting such a big laptop. Don't get me wrong I like this thing I just feel like its more of a stay at home laptop instead of a college laptop. I would think that most of my classes (math and science) are going to be more of a by hand notes type of class. I cant see taking math notes on a computer.
I guess I just want to know how much students run around with their laptops? If everyone takes their laptops with them everywhere will I be at a disadvantage? Will I look stupid if I bring a 17" laptop to class?
One last thing (sorry for rambling or asking tons of random questions) what kind of inclass works pace do you have at college. I know I know it depends on your college, but would it even be hard to fit a 17" laptop and a notebook on a desk or table? I'm trying to remember what most of the classrooms look like at my college but I cant.