i meant i got a free mouse and a laptop CASE. sorry.
Seeing how there's a lot of discussions on what laptops students should get, I thought I'd drop a line...
I am also a college student and purchased a IBM T42 (2378R4U) laptop for about $1280. I've had four laptops, all of them being Thinkpads, and trust me, they last forever! I think this is a very reasonably priced laptop - you get a 14.1" lcd, dvd/cdrw, wireless, a 1.6 ghz centrino, and much more. The battery lasts about 4 hrs. I also got a free mouse and a laptop.
Also, this is after a student discount.
If you do order, tell them over the phone that you are a student so they can take $150 off the price! Or you could buy it online through this website (http://www.ibm.com/education/us/). Go to "student PC purchases" on the bottom right. Good luck.
P.S. Also, please get a laptop lock. My previous thinkpad, R50, was stolen in my dorm room. So plan on purchasing one. THey cost about $20.