As a business student The University of Connecticut, is forcing me to pay a mandatory fee for a laptop every semester. The nice thing is its loaded with all the business software I need for the university. I pay 460 a semester for 4 semesters. 460x4=1840 +400 dollar buyout fee if I want to keep it (2,240) Heres the specs they told me: * Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5Ghz; 800MHZ; 4MBL2) [I think its actually 6mbL2 for the T9300] * 14.1" WSXGA display w/Camera * 2.0GB, PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (1 DIMM) [Woot 1 Dimm upgradeability!] * 100GB, SATA, 7200 RPM hard drive * 2.0GB USB memory key * Internal DVD-R 8x * Integrated 1.0GB Ethernet * Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (N disabled) * 6 cell Li-On battery * nVidia Quadro NVS 140m graphics card * UltraNav TouchPad & TrackPoint w/Scroll button * 3 USB, PCMCIA, Express Card & Bluetooth slots * Windows XP Professional OS (The notebook computer does have insurance coverage for either damage or theft although, it is limited to one occurence per year. In the case of a theft, you are required to obtain a police report. Please note that the insurance coverage is provided for those times when an accident is unavoidable. The coverage does not mean you should be careless with the laptop. ) personally I wanted to buy a nice tablet lappy for 900ish before this. But I'm sort of stuck with this. It would cost me 1,500 via lenovo's website to buy this lappy. What do you guys think of what Im stuck with? BTW I do mostly webdesign on my comp now, little to no gaming. I also do lots of media stuff, editing, dvd burning/ripping.