You can see the size relative to a 17 inch behind it, and the cool backlighting. I often type in low light and forget where the keys are.
My five year old Office Laptop will be doing permanent duty as an audio-visual tool for my teaching ministry and today I decided on a Toshiba Satellite 14 inch machine. Reasons, speed and smaller size for portability. Good ratings, and a backlit keyboard which is the coolest thing I never knew I wanted. The screen is plenty big enough and the 4lb weight is easy to lug if I need to carry it out. Thankful to the board and the Reynoldson fund for technology purchases.