Hello, I have a laptop, but I ended up using it more like a desktop. I found it to be difficult to bring to class. I also didn't want to risk breaking it as they are kind of fragile. I have found a simple recorder that allows you to record lectures and download it to your pc and then convert to mp3, is more useful. The lectures I recorded and then loaded them to my ipod and I ended up listening to the lectures when I was commuting in the car, or whenever I felt. I also have a PDA and I love it. I have Tabers, drug guides, Diagnostic and Lab test reference, Skyscape Nursing Constellation, and I just bought an NCLEX study guide
. My school doesn't require a PDA, but they do require a dictionary (recommended Tabers),Diagnostic and Lab Test Reference, and a Drug Guide all of which I can get and load on my PDA. It is so nice not to have to carry all those books around, but I digress because this isn't what you were asking. Good luck.