I have a Compaq Presario 1800. It also has a 15' monitor and excellent
power and memory. But, like the Dell, it is also very heavy. If you will
be doing traveling the Sony Vaio looks great, and it is very, very light.
It almost looks like a small book. The monitor is not nearly as
impressive, but it is sufficient if you are mostly dealing with text
applications. If you really want DVD and graphics, you may opt for the
larger laptops. I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with my choice, but it is a bit of an
overkill for my use in lawschool.
Hope that is helpful,
Mark A. Addington
On Thu, 26 Oct 2000 14:18:27 EDT, Jennifer Page <[log in to unmask]>
>I just bought a Dell Inspiron 5000, Pentuim 3 600 MHZ, 15 in. screen (yes,
>on a laptop!), and I like it a lot. Drawbacks are, it's heavy & Dell can
>pricey! But I must admit, it is sturdy. I've acidentally dropped from
>about 3 feet off the ground twice and have had no problems :)
>The best thing about it is the large screen. I use it every day for hours
>and my eyes are fine. Whereas, on my desktop, my eyes get sore after about
>Hope this helps!
>UF law student
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: "Monkarsh, Randy" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Internet and Computer Law Association <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Laptop recommendation
>Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 12:11:06 -0400
> I thought this may be the appropriate group for a recommendation
>which laptop to buy. I am going to use it for both work and personal use
>and I do not have a desktop. I would prefer light weight, but it is not
>necessary and I prefer drives that are not removable. I want a DVD drive,
>Pentium III with plenty of speed, and plenty of RAM and memory. I also
>prefer a touch pad mouse rather than some kind of ball. I want a quality
>machine and my price range is around $2,500, give or take a bit.
> I am aware of the HP Pavilion, Dell Latitude, Sony Vaio, IBM
>Thinkpad, Toshiba Satellite and Compaq Presario. Any recommendation for
>of these or another would be greatly appreciated. Please provide as much
>information (i.e. series, model, OS) as possible so I can properly identify
>the product. Thank you so much in advance.
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