I'm thinking of purchasing a TC4200 online for use at university. For $2019.07 CAD ($1733.55 USD), I can get the tablet and a notebook backpack (GST already included). Here are the stats of the particular model I'm interested in: Processor: Intel Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz) w/533MHz FSB and 2MB cache Memory: DDR2 512MB DDR400 (PC3200) Hard Drive: 40GB (doesn't list the RPM, but it's most probably 5400RPM) Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (up to 128MB shared) The main thing that attracted me to the TC4200 is its extremely long battery life and its relatively light weight. I'm not going to be using it for gaming, so the video card isn't a big issue for me. However, the one thing that's causing me to hesitate is the lack of an optical drive. I'm not planning on using a CD/DVD drive at school very much, but if something goes wrong, an optical drive can make disaster recovery much easier. Now I've just got a couple questions. First of all, from what I've read, I'll need an HP external CD/DVD drive in order to reinstall Windows and boot from it. Will any HP branded optical drive work, though? Or does it have to be a specific model of CD/DVD drive in order to be compatible with the TC4200? Lastly, is $2019.07 CAD a good deal for the above system plus a notebook backpack? This was the cheapest location I could find that was based in Canada, but if someone knows another cheaper store (either online or in Calgary, Alberta), please let me know. Thanks for any input you guys may have.