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ewalling
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Laptop

Postby ewalling » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:26 pm

I plan on purchasing a laptop before starting this Fall. I noticed on the Villanova Law website that there is a Dell purchasing program that is convenient because you can have your computer serviced on campus. I tried to check it out a bit and possibly look at rates but I didn't get very far. Any insight?

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Re: Laptop

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:31 pm

ewalling wrote:I plan on purchasing a laptop before starting this Fall. I noticed on the Villanova Law website that there is a Dell purchasing program that is convenient because you can have your computer serviced on campus. I tried to check it out a bit and possibly look at rates but I didn't get very far. Any insight?


Buy a Mac. Apple offers discounts for all students.

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Creed Fan
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Re: Laptop

Postby Creed Fan » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:44 pm

If you are going to buy a Mac, wait until they introduce their new models that should include the new i3/i5/i7 processors.

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acash09
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Re: Laptop

Postby acash09 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:59 pm

I know Sony offers discounts for students as well.

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Re: Laptop

Postby zeth006 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:46 am

Creed Fan wrote:If you are going to buy a Mac, wait until they introduce their new models that should include the new i3/i5/i7 processors.


Yes, but Intel according to some memos won't be shipping those out until summer due to shortages.

That being said, I'd wait as well.


BTW there's a similar laptop thread here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=112704&p=2796897#p2796897


Come join the fun. :mrgreen:

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Re: Laptop

Postby jsanchez13 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:46 pm

I received my Dell Lattitude Z two days ago. Ordered it off the Dell website with discounts to each school. You have to set up an account. Not a bad price. I also got some additional dollars cut off the price when I called in to order. Through the higher education link on Dell, you customize but have to either have your school complete the purchase or call into the helpdesk and order yourself.

Daughter has a Mac, but I didn't want to relearn an operating system in addition to getting my tail kicked learning law.

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Re: Laptop

Postby AKAlicious » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:19 am

Many manufacturers offer discounts for students and most universities nowadays have student purchasing programs where you get discounts. Inquire with your school's purchasing office and their technology/IT office. One of the two should be able to direct you. If you go with Dell just get a service plan that offers next-business-day shipment of parts and in-home repair. They are worth many times the cost if you beat your laptop to death like some of us do.




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