Best Law School Laptop for the Money

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby UFstudent » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:52 pm

gren74 wrote:Stay away from HP. It only took a few months before the touchpad was acting up. Still works, but can be a pain to deal with.



I have a 5 yr old hp pavilion dv 6000. The touchpad does overheat from time to time so I a use a usb mouse. The computer runs fast. No problems 'cept the time I dropped it and had to replace the screen, but I worry that its waiting till law school finals to fail.

I don't think hps are bad, I got a great deal at Costco for mine.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Luis Gomez » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:59 pm

zeth006 wrote:
Luis Gomez wrote:when u get your laptop try this:

https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTI5MDcwNDg5


Hah, trying to increase your own storage capacity via an invite?


No, I maxed out on the 8 GB by having everyones install it on their computer at work. If you have ever lost info or had a Hard drive damaged, you know this service is worth it. Also if you delete files and regret ur decision you can pay and have them de-deleted.

This is great for law school and I should probably stop talking about it before Ken things I am being payed to sponsor the service.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby zeth006 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:21 am

Luis Gomez wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
Luis Gomez wrote:when u get your laptop try this:

https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTI5MDcwNDg5


Hah, trying to increase your own storage capacity via an invite?


No, I maxed out on the 8 GB by having everyones install it on their computer at work. If you have ever lost info or had a Hard drive damaged, you know this service is worth it. Also if you delete files and regret ur decision you can pay and have them de-deleted.

This is great for law school and I should probably stop talking about it before Ken things I am being payed to sponsor the service.



Hah, was just messing around. I use skydrive.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:23 am

gren74 wrote:Stay away from HP. It only took a few months before the touchpad was acting up. Still works, but can be a pain to deal with.


Credited. I have the dv6000 and I always have to deal with this.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:35 pm

OK, I'm not searching through this thread again.

I'm pretty sold on a Lenovo. What was the consensus on the Edge series? I'm debating between the 13" (lightweight) and the 14" (built-in DVD and bigger screen).

I'm pretty handy with computers, but I don't want to have to mess with it. I just want it to be reliable.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:06 am

kalvano wrote:OK, I'm not searching through this thread again.

I'm pretty sold on a Lenovo. What was the consensus on the Edge series? I'm debating between the 13" (lightweight) and the 14" (built-in DVD and bigger screen).

I'm pretty handy with computers, but I don't want to have to mess with it. I just want it to be reliable.

As far as I can tell, as far as Lenovo goes, the T series seems to offer the only real stand alone quality difference. The rest of the series seem to be much in line with Asus, dell, sony, etc..

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Bustang » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:41 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
kalvano wrote:OK, I'm not searching through this thread again.

I'm pretty sold on a Lenovo. What was the consensus on the Edge series? I'm debating between the 13" (lightweight) and the 14" (built-in DVD and bigger screen).

I'm pretty handy with computers, but I don't want to have to mess with it. I just want it to be reliable.

As far as I can tell, as far as Lenovo goes, the T series seems to offer the only real stand alone quality difference. The rest of the series seem to be much in line with Asus, dell, sony, etc..


Correct. If you're looking at the edges, just spend a few extra bucks and get a t410. The T series is really the only high quality laptop Lenovo makes.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:47 pm

What's the difference between the two?

It's almost $200 more for the T410i.

It's not going to be my main computer. It's going to be my class computer.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Bustang » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:00 pm

kalvano wrote:What's the difference between the two?

It's almost $200 more for the T410i.

It's not going to be my main computer. It's going to be my class computer.


The plastic/structural components of the thinkpad are vastly superior to the edge. Think of the edge as the plastic macbook and the T410 as a macbook pro.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:31 pm

I'm not going to play kickball with it. I don't need something that can withstand a nuclear blast.

Is the Edge able to handle being in a backpack?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:39 pm

kalvano wrote:I'm not going to play kickball with it. I don't need something that can withstand a nuclear blast.

Is the Edge able to handle being in a backpack?

If it has a padded slot for it, sure. If you're still just worried about overall reliability, just protect yourself with the 3 year added protection. Done deal.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:43 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
kalvano wrote:I'm not going to play kickball with it. I don't need something that can withstand a nuclear blast.

Is the Edge able to handle being in a backpack?

If it has a padded slot for it, sure. If you're still just worried about overall reliability, just protect yourself with the 3 year added protection. Done deal.



Yeah, I've got a padded sleeve to slip it in to.

All the reviews I read remarked on how, while not up to the standards of other Thinkpads, it's still better built than all the other laptops of the same size.

I'm taking it to class, library, and home. That's it. And $200 is $200.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:12 pm

Workable?! Please note I know next to nothing about computers ... thanks in advance for anyone's help I just need something functional that won't give me any problems.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... No=6237408

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:26 pm

It seems like a good laptop, but I am always leery of refurbished computers.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:32 pm

kalvano wrote:It seems like a good laptop, but I am always leery of refurbished computers.

Worth the extra $200 or so to get a new one? I also like the 14" Sony Vaio which is like $749 new with basically the same specs. Have you had bad experiences with refurbished machines?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby yoitsmebenny » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:39 pm

missvik218 wrote:
kalvano wrote:It seems like a good laptop, but I am always leery of refurbished computers.

Worth the extra $200 or so to get a new one? I also like the 14" Sony Vaio which is like $749 new with basically the same specs. Have you had bad experiences with refurbished machines?


Don't worry about refurbs. 9/10 times they come with the same manufacturer's warranty. If people just return them because they don't want them, they are sold as refurb. Most of the time they are good as new. I'd go for it.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:40 pm

missvik218 wrote:
kalvano wrote:It seems like a good laptop, but I am always leery of refurbished computers.

Worth the extra $200 or so to get a new one? I also like the 14" Sony Vaio which is like $749 new with basically the same specs. Have you had bad experiences with refurbished machines?



I'd rather have a crippled monkey working a Commodore 64 than a Sony.

And yes, bad luck with refurbished machines. For $200, I'd rather have new.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:42 pm

kalvano wrote:I'd rather have a crippled monkey working a Commodore 64 than a Sony.

And yes, bad luck with refurbished machines. For $200, I'd rather have new.

:lol: Ok, thanks.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby missvik218 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:44 pm

yoitsmebenny wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
kalvano wrote:It seems like a good laptop, but I am always leery of refurbished computers.

Worth the extra $200 or so to get a new one? I also like the 14" Sony Vaio which is like $749 new with basically the same specs. Have you had bad experiences with refurbished machines?

Don't worry about refurbs. 9/10 times they come with the same manufacturer's warranty. If people just return them because they don't want them, they are sold as refurb. Most of the time they are good as new. I'd go for it.

Yeah I have a refurbished one now which has been fine for the last three years it's just too big to take to class all the time. I thinking I will go for it ... open to other suggestions though. I just don't want to spend more than $600-$700.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Emma. » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:59 pm

Woot! My new 15" MBP is apparently in Anchorage, AK. Should have it on Monday.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:05 pm

Emma. wrote:Woot! My new 15" MBP is apparently in Anchorage, AK. Should have it on Monday.

Is it taking a Fourth of July vacation?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby beach_terror » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:24 pm

Just sold my desktop on ebay, netting me 580$ to blow on a laptop. Oh, the possibilities... but still probably going with a Lenovo.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Emma. » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:26 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
Emma. wrote:Woot! My new 15" MBP is apparently in Anchorage, AK. Should have it on Monday.

Is it taking a Fourth of July vacation?


Dammit. Tuesday. :evil:

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:29 pm

Emma. wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:
Emma. wrote:Woot! My new 15" MBP is apparently in Anchorage, AK. Should have it on Monday.

Is it taking a Fourth of July vacation?


Dammit. Tuesday. :evil:

Well, that too. I was commenting on how well traveled it seems. I understand Anchorage is beautiful in the summer. :D

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby beach_terror » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:47 pm

Just ordered the Edge, mainly due to the cost. Got it standard across the board, I'll toss on win7 professional and the 2007 office suite on when I get it. The only thing I'm not happy about is its not shipping until 7/22.. that wait time is a bit crazy, imo.




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