Hey guys! I too am a newbie (M1 in Aug) and am considering buying a laptop. Any recommendations (brand, speed, all that, Ive never bought a laptop) Also CD-Roms you found helpful in the path to enlightenment your 1rst and second years. Should I shell all that $ out on a lap top? Maybe all I need is a PDA?? PS I really think this site is awsome! everyone seems so friendly--hope this is an indication of what my med school class will be like!!