Ok sorry for such a late reply but i was thinking i would but linux on it and skip windows 7 as it is extra cha-ching. would it run good? Like could i read documents my teachers send out electronically and would i be able to print like normally using a linux/ubuntu based text writer?
thanks for all the replies so far!
If they are sent in PDF, yes. If they are in MS Word format, then you could use OpenOffice, but it's not perfect compatibility-wise (text will be all there, but the formatting might be off). Not a big deal on opening documents, but creating them would be a pain to ensure your teacher will see your paper in exactly the way you want.