Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

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AntipodeanPhil
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Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:33 pm

The firm I'll be joining this fall reimburses new associates for the purchase of a laptop. What do biglaw associates actually use laptops for, beyond working from home? Is it best to get something boring and work-appropriate? I'd like to get the new 12 inch MacBook Apple just announced, in gold, but like most law students, I'm incredibly sensitive about being judged.

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Re: Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:49 pm

You often plug those laptops into a dock (or if a Mac, just a cable) when you get into the office. The MacBook is great, but get a color other than gold.

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Re: Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby mvp99 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:You often plug those laptops into a dock (or if a Mac, just a cable) when you get into the office. The MacBook is great, but get a color other than gold.


Don't listen to this guy.. get a macbook in gold you're going to look fabuloussssssss

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Re: Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby Jurssiczz » Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:00 pm

Getting a Mac is fine but don't get it in gold; you'll seem like a show off.

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Re: Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:55 pm

fuck the haters go for gold

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Re: Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:59 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:The firm I'll be joining this fall reimburses new associates for the purchase of a laptop. What do biglaw associates actually use laptops for, beyond working from home? Is it best to get something boring and work-appropriate? I'd like to get the new 12 inch MacBook Apple just announced, in gold, but like most law students, I'm incredibly sensitive about being judged.


It is not really yellow gold, it is more a subdued champagne color. I think it fits nicely in any office setting.

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Re: Using a Firm Laptop in Biglaw

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:25 pm

Ask your firm. They might only support Windows. And probably have a discount plan with someone.




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