Is a 17-inch laptop too large for college? — College Confidential
Basically, you have to make up your mind if it’s worth it to you. If you’re in a class where you plan to do hella work (like comsci programming or 3D modelling or photoshopping), then I can totally sympathize with your desire for a 17″ laptop. I’ve been there and done that, and that’s actually why I have this laptop now lol.
If you’re just going to tote it around to take notes? Forget it. Go get a lightweight laptop like a macbook air or something and just.. forget about it. Laptops are lousy note taking devices anyway – 4 years of college classes finally lead me down that path.
I mean it’s doable, and in some cases ideal – perhaps history classes where you do nothing but go on and on about it – and in many of those classes the teachers aren’t a huge fan of using a laptop anyway. *shrug* I can’t blame them, the last time I stood in the back of a lecture I could see more than half of the class looking at websites or watching tv shows o_O