Cornell Class of 2012

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vtha
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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:20 am

It looks like we are all going to buy macbooks too, I was waiting too hoping i could get a free ipod you know how mac has deals when school is about to start (and for the Netid)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby drewtltl » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:21 am

I'm thinking Macbook or Macbook Pro. BUT word on the street is that that their putting out a bunch of new stuff this summer so I'm kinda holding out til I Apple makes their move.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:22 am

I know they are coming out with new stuff for the iphone

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby schlam » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:25 am

drewtltl wrote:I'm thinking Macbook or Macbook Pro. BUT word on the street is that that their putting out a bunch of new stuff this summer so I'm kinda holding out til I Apple makes their move.


+1...a new operating system in june, i think.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:26 am

good to know. thanks.

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como
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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:29 am

Schlam, I've read some mediocre reviews about the air. A lot of people say it's way overpriced for what you get. I like the solid state drive that it uses, and it is insanely light, but I'm a poor. I will definitely drool over yours if you get one, regardless of some negative reviews. It is really nice to look at (and probably to carry, as well).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby schlam » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:45 am

como wrote:Schlam, I've read some mediocre reviews about the air. A lot of people say it's way overpriced for what you get. I like the solid state drive that it uses, and it is insanely light, but I'm a poor. I will definitely drool over yours if you get one, regardless of some negative reviews. It is really nice to look at (and probably to carry, as well).


i know - i've read some mediocre reviews too...i still have to do some more research, but i'm definitely leaning towards it:)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby Jenaimarre » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:55 am

Do we have to have a Mac? I haven't even read the tech requirements yet, but I just got a new PC laptop less than a year ago! I really don't want to buy another one.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:57 am

no you don't the requirements are online for both a PC and a mac if you just bought it you will be fine.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:59 am

Jenaimarre wrote:Do we have to have a Mac? I haven't even read the tech requirements yet, but I just got a new PC laptop less than a year ago! I really don't want to buy another one.


http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... mp_req.cfm

the link for comp requirements

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby studymaster » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:14 pm

Jenaimarre wrote:Do we have to have a Mac? I haven't even read the tech requirements yet, but I just got a new PC laptop less than a year ago! I really don't want to buy another one.

Quite the opposite... all the sensible law students will be using PC's :wink:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ddp » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:24 pm

I saw lots of students with macs on my visit.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby ddp » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:27 pm

schlam wrote:
vtha wrote:new question. considering that I am super bored at work right now. Has anyone thought about what laptop they are going to buy?


i'm considering the macbook air since i'll be lugging it around so much.


I saw an article on the internet with a list of ten reasons to wait to get the macbook air. one of the reasons was that mac may be making them with 3G network!! I don't know if I can wait though...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby treschic » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:35 pm

Anyone planning on having two? I already have a macbook from college, was thinking about getting a netbook or something to carry around to class because they're a lot lighter... The macbook actually isn't that light =/

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby schlam » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:36 pm

on a different topic: did anyone find out whether cornell's 25% GPA was transposed from 3.42 to 3.24 (or whatever the exact number was)?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:37 pm

treschic wrote:Anyone planning on having two? I already have a macbook from college, was thinking about getting a netbook or something to carry around to class because they're a lot lighter... The macbook actually isn't that light =/


I have a hard time believing that any laptop is prohibitively heavy. Are you small? Do you carry it a handbag?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby treschic » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:52 pm

como wrote:
treschic wrote:Anyone planning on having two? I already have a macbook from college, was thinking about getting a netbook or something to carry around to class because they're a lot lighter... The macbook actually isn't that light =/


I have a hard time believing that any laptop is prohibitively heavy. Are you small? Do you carry it a handbag?




Haha, it's not prohibitively heavy but it's the weight of a good sized textbook. Add that with a couple other good sized textbooks and a far walk, it may be worth it having a netbook considering they're also smaller in dimension and only a few hundred bucks, compared to say, getting a Macbook Air. I got my macbook a few years ago, so it's heavier than the ones currently out -- I think the new ones are 4.5 lbs or something. Since mine's still in pretty good shape, I don't see a need to replace it with something else for a primary computer. And yes, I am female and "small" and do on occasion carry handbags.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:54 pm

I see what u are saying but we also get lockers so that cuts down on having to carry too many books, but from what I hear everyone that buys an small notebook loves it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:59 pm

I'm a big fan of the netbook. I really like the one I have now (not love, because i reserve that for macs :roll: ) They're super light and small, and I know I'll be lugging around plenty of weight in books.

Plus, they're so cheap ($200-600) that if anything happens you just buy a new one. the SSD is so small I store all my stuff on the internet anyway.

The biggest problem I foresee is taking exams, I run linux on mine (it's speedy) and most exam software is for windoze/mac, plus you need an external drive to install anything from disc, and they DO NOT have enough power to play DVDs, mine just barely manages hulu.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby missv463 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:21 pm

i don't know what to do in terms of laptops... originally, i was thinking of getting a lenovo (12.1" screen) because it's super light, but i would have to buy an external cd/dvd drive. then, after my cornell visit, i started thinking of getting a macbook, simply because i hate having to worry about anti-virus and Vista issues on PCs.

either way, i can get Office 2007 from my job for $20, so it cuts down the cost of getting a new laptop.... now all i have to worry about is what laptop to choose :(

PS - Do you really need a netID? I tried the first link on the Computing Requirements page, and it didn't ask for one...

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:27 pm

yeah, i haven't seen a netID request anywhere either.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby como » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:28 pm

I'm talking about getting the really good discount.

http://www.store.cornell.edu/tc/tcordering.html#Apple

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby vtha » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:29 pm

You don't need a net ID to buy a laptop but I know that Apple offers discounts to students form Cornell, and for that you proabbly do need your net ID

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby sheltron5000 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:31 pm

ahh. I forgot about that one :)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2012

Postby missv463 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:34 pm

cool, thanks!

i'm going to use my old netID... i think it still works =). is it worth buying this AppleCare protection plan?




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