Best Law School Laptop for the Money

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby CaptainSnuggleBunny » Sun May 23, 2010 9:56 pm

burvowski wrote:
CaptainSnuggleBunny wrote:My thought is by having 2 laptops, if one ever beaks down I'll have a spare, my files already on it, ready to go. But why have 2 with long warranties? Thus the cheap, refurbished thinkpad with a 90 day warranty. I was forced to lease a Thinkpad from my undergrad for junior and senior year, and was really impressed. If the one I'm sent is a dud, Overstock.com allows full refund returns in the first 30 days.


Wouldn't it be more logical to just buy one laptop and if that ever failed, then buy another?


I am considering doing this. I'm waiting till I have the N71 in my hands before pulling the trigger on the second one. More or less, I've decided the N71 is the best laptop choice for my preferences, but I feel like there will be times when I'd rather just grab something much smaller to tote around. I'll want the extra resolution, number pads, and extra size to the monitor when I'm writing papers or preparing outlines, and I'd like to be able to do that in places other than my bedroom. However, I think that just for class notes I could use something much smaller, and avoid the bulk of the 17 incher.

If I get the Asus and decide I don't mind carrying it everywhere, I'll wait on buying a refurbished spare till there's trouble.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Matthies » Sun May 23, 2010 10:10 pm

StrictlyLiable wrote:I was thinking of getting a MacBook Air but it doesn't have a CD drive. How is the software for taking an exam loaded on to the computer?


At my school you DL it before each exam session, so new vesrion each semster

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby soullesswonder » Sun May 23, 2010 11:25 pm

Is anyone waiting for the HP Envy 14 to come out before they make a purchase? Right now I'm leaning towards a 13" MBP but I really like the idea of getting a similarly priced machine with an equally tough casing, a larger screen, similarly long battery life, and more power (Core i5 instead of Core 2 duo).

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby maxpayne » Sun May 23, 2010 11:49 pm

Dell Studio 15 Intel Core i7.....Boom...

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby James Bond » Mon May 24, 2010 12:36 am

Speaking of this whole two laptop business...

I made the switch to Mac a bit ago and absolutely fell in love. It does everything I need it to way better than my laptop did, and my lenovo was quite nice. I love OSX, love how fast it loads up, love how fast it is in general, love the multi-touch pad, yadda yadda yadda.

Now...are you guys trying to say that I'm going to need a PC laptop as well in law school? If so, would a simple netbook do? I'm really not looking to buy two identical machines just because one's a mac and one's a pc. I'd much rather use any for-computer money for other computer related things.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Mon May 24, 2010 12:50 am

James Bond wrote:Speaking of this whole two laptop business...

I made the switch to Mac a bit ago and absolutely fell in love. It does everything I need it to way better than my laptop did, and my lenovo was quite nice. I love OSX, love how fast it loads up, love how fast it is in general, love the multi-touch pad, yadda yadda yadda.

Now...are you guys trying to say that I'm going to need a PC laptop as well in law school? If so, would a simple netbook do? I'm really not looking to buy two identical machines just because one's a mac and one's a pc. I'd much rather use any for-computer money for other computer related things.



Bootcamp.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby burvowski » Mon May 24, 2010 12:51 am

You know you could buy Windows and just install it side by side with OS X, right? There's even a chance your school could give you a free copy (mine does).

If you need help installing it, talk to this guy

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby James Bond » Mon May 24, 2010 12:52 am

I've heard of it. Don't know what all it entails. Simple process? Not really? I'm decent with computers when I know how to do something but I'm always weary when I don't. I'm by no means an expert.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby burvowski » Mon May 24, 2010 12:54 am

James Bond wrote:I've heard of it. Don't know what all it entails. Simple process? Not really? I'm decent with computers when I know how to do something but I'm always weary when I don't. I'm by no means an expert.


very, very easy and straight forward. Bootcamp will guide you through. Just have the space on your harddrive and a installation CD ready

http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby JohnWild » Mon May 24, 2010 9:31 pm

That refurbished T42 for $287.49 seems like a killer deal even if it was just for a backup labtop or something. Anyone have any experience with overstock or the T42 they want to share? I'm thinking about getting it.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby CFC11 » Mon May 24, 2010 9:38 pm

maxpayne wrote:Dell Studio 15 Intel Core i7.....Boom...


+1

That is what I have and I love it.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby burvowski » Tue May 25, 2010 7:28 am

emrose wrote:FYI everyone who is thinking about a Mac:

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/24/apples-back-to-school-promo-to-start-tuesday/


For anyone curious, they usually let you pay the difference and buy better models, so you could get a classic for $50 (not a bad backup device) or a 32 gb Touch for $100 after the rebate.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby shepdawg » Tue May 25, 2010 11:11 am

emrose wrote:FYI everyone who is thinking about a Mac:

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/24/apples-back-to-school-promo-to-start-tuesday/

Do you have to go into a store, because their website does not say anything about it?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby missinglink » Tue May 25, 2010 11:21 am

shepdawg wrote:
emrose wrote:FYI everyone who is thinking about a Mac:

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/05/24/apples-back-to-school-promo-to-start-tuesday/

Do you have to go into a store, because their website does not say anything about it?

Notwithstanding the giant banner advertising the back-to-school promotion.

http://store.apple.com/us_edu_5001350

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby nbp » Tue May 25, 2010 4:25 pm

Can anyone tell me if there is any drawback beside size/weight (the difference in these seem small to me) between the Lenovo T510 and T410?
It is $100 cheaper to buy the T510 than the T410 with my prefered configuration right now.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby shepdawg » Tue May 25, 2010 5:42 pm

The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Tue May 25, 2010 5:45 pm

shepdawg wrote:The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?



The Pro has all kinds of stuff that makes it worth a couple hundred bucks more.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Matthies » Tue May 25, 2010 5:56 pm

kalvano wrote:
shepdawg wrote:The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?



The Pro has all kinds of stuff that makes it worth a couple hundred bucks more.


Its shiny!

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby kalvano » Tue May 25, 2010 5:57 pm

Ooohhhh!

Shiny!!!


I'm like a squirrel.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue May 25, 2010 6:05 pm

Matthies wrote:
kalvano wrote:
shepdawg wrote:The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?



The Pro has all kinds of stuff that makes it worth a couple hundred bucks more.


Its shiny!

It's also my understanding, computerly moronic as it may be, that the 4GB is a huge advantage when running bootcamp/parallels for compatibility.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Matthies » Tue May 25, 2010 6:15 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
Matthies wrote:
kalvano wrote:
shepdawg wrote:The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?



The Pro has all kinds of stuff that makes it worth a couple hundred bucks more.


Its shiny!

It's also my understanding, computerly moronic as it may be, that the 4GB is a huge advantage when running bootcamp/parallels for compatibility.


This is a good understanding!

Also this place comes highly recoemnded by my freind who owns his own Mac Support comapny, he says there customer support, help, knowlagde is great and the that the same family has owned it since its started (and he has used then for 10 years). Good place for ram/drive upgrades http://otherworldcomputing.com/

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby forty-two » Tue May 25, 2010 6:28 pm

kalvano wrote:
shepdawg wrote:The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?



The Pro has all kinds of stuff that makes it worth a couple hundred bucks more.


This, but if you really want the white macbook you can always upgrade to 4GB.

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Matthies » Tue May 25, 2010 6:28 pm

forty-two wrote:
kalvano wrote:
shepdawg wrote:The macbook has 2 Gb less than the macbook pro 13". Is the pro worth the extra money?



The Pro has all kinds of stuff that makes it worth a couple hundred bucks more.


This, but if you really want the white macbook you can always upgrade to 4GB.


white not = shiny!

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Re: Best Law School Laptop for the Money

Postby Matthies » Tue May 25, 2010 7:04 pm

ohhhh ModBook tablet MacBook 13inch EXTRA SHINY!!!!! http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Modbook




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