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Laptop for college Please help!

Hey, im currently in the market for a laptop computer for college. Since room in the dorms are scarse I wanted to buy a laptop. So far im convinced on getting an ultraportable. Here is what ive come up with so far.

IBM X31
Pentium M 1.6
1GB RAM (2x512)
ATI Mobility 16MB
GB ethernet + A/B/G wireless lan + Bluetooth
40 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)

Essentially, since I will be toting it all over, I wanted it as small, light, and sturdy as possible. But, during my searches I also was came across IBM's X40, which is considerably smaller and lighter.

X40
Pentium M LV 1.2
1 GB RAM (2x512)
intel extreme graphics (up to 64 MB)
40 GB hard drive (4200 RPM)
GB ethernet + B/G wireless internet + Bluetooth

My question is... How will the X40 perform?
I've checked out all the reviews but I need to hear it from somebody else. Will the X40 be enough to satisfy my computing needs for college? I wont be playing any games on it but I do want a computer that wont be slow in loading or working on regular school work and some programming.
Thank you for taking the time to read all of this.

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