Best Law School Laptop for the Money

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:54 pm

kalvano wrote:
savagecheater wrote:Dell Latitude vs. ThinkPad...?



Would you rather have a Kia or a BMW?


I think a more proper analogy here would be...

A 1987 Kia or a new BMW.

The new Kias just don't break down :|

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby SAE » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:11 pm

Sorry if this was discussed already. I am considering:

Asus K42JC-A1 vs. Sony Vaio EB Series with about the same specs (i5, 500 gb HD, 4 gb RAM, HDMI).

The Asus has a smaller screen and is more compact, but less sleek looking. The price range is in the $800's for both.

Does anyone have experience with either or can recommend one over the other?

Should I just shell out the extra $400-500 for the Lenovo T410?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby HBK » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:14 pm

SAE wrote:Sorry if this was discussed already. I am considering:

Asus K42JC-A1 vs. Sony Vaio EB Series with about the same specs (i5, 500 gb HD, 4 gb RAM, HDMI).

The Asus has a smaller screen and is more compact, but less sleek looking. The price range is in the $800's for both.

Does anyone have experience with either or can recommend one over the other?

Should I just shell out the extra $400-500 for the Lenovo T410?


You can get a 4 GB i3 Lenovo T410i for $800. Where is the $400-500 coming from? warranty or the i5?

Alas, the Thinkpad doesn't have an HDMI (I think the Edge may).

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:15 pm

Don't buy a Sony. If you do, God kills kittens.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby SAE » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:18 pm

HBK wrote:You can get a 4 GB i3 Lenovo T410i for $800. Where is the $400-500 coming from? warranty or the i5?

I played around on the website and a comparably equipped machine is in the $1,200's. I am pretty sure it was the T410, not T410i.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:19 pm

kalvano wrote:Don't buy a Sony. If you do, God kills kittens.


And I stomp on turtles.

Buy a Thinkpad.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:19 pm

HBK wrote:Alas, the Thinkpad doesn't have an HDMI (I think the Edge may).

The Edge does have HDMI. Used it the other day to watch something from Hulu on my TV that my DVR forgot to record.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby HBK » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:20 pm

SAE wrote:
HBK wrote:You can get a 4 GB i3 Lenovo T410i for $800. Where is the $400-500 coming from? warranty or the i5?

I played around on the website and a comparably equipped machine is in the $1,200's. I am pretty sure it was the T410, not T410i.


Yeah, the larger HDD and processor would put it over. I'm planning on having a desktop, so HDD size doesn't matter much- keep all my media on a PC.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:21 pm

SAE wrote:
HBK wrote:You can get a 4 GB i3 Lenovo T410i for $800. Where is the $400-500 coming from? warranty or the i5?

I played around on the website and a comparably equipped machine is in the $1,200's. I am pretty sure it was the T410, not T410i.


You're talking about the slim thinkpad?

Well, that's totally different - but makes little sense if you're trying to be frugal about the laptop thing.

If not, it makes little sense either way.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby savagecheater » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:40 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
kalvano wrote:Don't buy a Sony. If you do, God kills kittens.


And I stomp on turtles.

Buy a Thinkpad.


Grrrr...

Tell me about Asus.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:41 pm

Asus is good. They already make a lot of the desktop components out there.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:59 pm

Im looking for i5core with more than 2Ghz, 1g graphics card, small SSD, a company with a great 3 year customer service/warrenty, at least 4g RAM, 15'' screen at least 720p, windows 7, office /w student. But overall a reliable computer that wont run slow and die on me (but if it does, great service.)

Where should I be looking?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby pineapples » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:02 pm

Coming into this thread very late...

Can anyone tell me if it's worthwhile to get a Mac for school? If so, which one? I'm more concerned with having the best laptop for school than I am about price (though price will definitely factor into my decision)...

Weight is definitely a factor as well... I'll be commuting 40 min each way via NY public transit.

Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby SAE » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:20 pm

After a trip to the local Best Buy, I've decided that 15 inches is overkill, so I am settling for 13 or 14.

Any insight on Toshiba PSU9BU?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... etailspecs

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:21 pm

I found the keyboard on 13" models (of any maker) to be slightly too small for comfort.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby SAE » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:45 pm

kalvano wrote:I found the keyboard on 13" models (of any maker) to be slightly too small for comfort.

Good point. Not sacrificing anything for the exams. So it looks like it will be this guy for me (as of right now).

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby blurbz » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:48 pm

SAE wrote:
kalvano wrote:I found the keyboard on 13" models (of any maker) to be slightly too small for comfort.

Good point. Not sacrificing anything for the exams. So it looks like it will be this guy for me (as of right now).


For what it's worth, the 12 inch Thinkpad X201 has the same size keyboard as the Thinkpad 410.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:33 pm

pineapples wrote:Coming into this thread very late...

Can anyone tell me if it's worthwhile to get a Mac for school? If so, which one? I'm more concerned with having the best laptop for school than I am about price (though price will definitely factor into my decision)...

Weight is definitely a factor as well... I'll be commuting 40 min each way via NY public transit.

Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!

The Mac vs. PC debate is a never ending one. I'm going with a mac for a # of different personal reasons. If I were to get a PC, I'd definitely go with Lenovo. It really is a personal choice at a certain point.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:40 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
pineapples wrote:Coming into this thread very late...

Can anyone tell me if it's worthwhile to get a Mac for school? If so, which one? I'm more concerned with having the best laptop for school than I am about price (though price will definitely factor into my decision)...

Weight is definitely a factor as well... I'll be commuting 40 min each way via NY public transit.

Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!

The Mac vs. PC debate is a never ending one. I'm going with a mac for a # of different personal reasons. If I were to get a PC, I'd definitely go with Lenovo. It really is a personal choice at a certain point.


Until people figure out that a mac is a PC.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:57 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:
pineapples wrote:Coming into this thread very late...

Can anyone tell me if it's worthwhile to get a Mac for school? If so, which one? I'm more concerned with having the best laptop for school than I am about price (though price will definitely factor into my decision)...

Weight is definitely a factor as well... I'll be commuting 40 min each way via NY public transit.

Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!

The Mac vs. PC debate is a never ending one. I'm going with a mac for a # of different personal reasons. If I were to get a PC, I'd definitely go with Lenovo. It really is a personal choice at a certain point.


Until people figure out that a mac is a PC.

We will be assimilated by the Borg before that ever happens.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:52 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:The Mac vs. PC debate is a never ending one. I'm going with a mac for a # of different personal reasons. If I were to get a PC, I'd definitely go with Lenovo. It really is a personal choice at a certain point.


Until people figure out that a mac is a PC.

We will be assimilated by the Borg before that ever happens.


And that's the reasoning that keeps Apple's clutch on the populous nice and tight.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:47 pm

One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't:


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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:18 pm

Also, Windows is better than sliced bread.
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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:53 pm

kalvano wrote:One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't:


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It's funny because it's true. :(

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:05 am

Mr. Matlock wrote:
kalvano wrote:One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't:


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It's funny because it's true. :(


There's always a point to be made... but no point exists.




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