Re: big or small?
I dunno...I sorta like the bigger ones, bigger screen, some have a full size keyboard. and if you are buying it as a desktop replacement then most likely it's going to stay on a desk or table. but if you want to take it somewhere buy a bag like someone said, just throw it over your shoulder, no biggie.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'