UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby YCrevolution » Sun May 09, 2010 8:20 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby rsr28 » Sun May 09, 2010 8:28 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
jdavid901 wrote:Do the classrooms have power outlets near the seats where you can plug in your laptop?

Some do, some don't. Lecture classrooms in Withers-Brown do, the ones in Slaughter don't always.


No.

All or almost all of lecture classrooms in Slaughter do have plugs for basically everyone in the room (under the desk).

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby hubtubrub » Sun May 09, 2010 8:29 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
jdavid901 wrote:Do the classrooms have power outlets near the seats where you can plug in your laptop?

Some do, some don't. Lecture classrooms in Withers-Brown do, the ones in Slaughter don't always.

About half of your 1L professors will forbid you from using laptops in class.


that sucks. I always want a computer with me in a class.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jdavid901 » Sun May 09, 2010 8:50 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
jdavid901 wrote:Do the classrooms have power outlets near the seats where you can plug in your laptop?

Some do, some don't. Lecture classrooms in Withers-Brown do, the ones in Slaughter don't always.

About half of your 1L professors will forbid you from using laptops in class.


Well that sucks. Here I was thinking I was done with paper/pencil notes forever.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby joemoviebuff » Sun May 09, 2010 8:59 pm

Fun fact: I was talking to my neighbor, a Virginia Law alumnus, and his mouth dropped open when I told him how much tuition was. Out of state tuition when he was there nine years ago? 21,000 a year ha ha.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby michstudent10 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:02 pm

If you don't buy your laptop from UVA, how difficult is it to get your computer hooked up to the central repository they describe on the website? What about the antivirus protection, Microsoft Office, etc.? Sorry for asking so many questions I've just been looking to buy a laptop and I'm trying to figure out if the computing bundle is my best bet or if I can buy it elsewhere & add the rest of that stuff when I get out there and still have everything I need.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby rsr28 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:25 pm

michstudent10 wrote:If you don't buy your laptop from UVA, how difficult is it to get your computer hooked up to the central repository they describe on the website? What about the antivirus protection, Microsoft Office, etc.? Sorry for asking so many questions I've just been looking to buy a laptop and I'm trying to figure out if the computing bundle is my best bet or if I can buy it elsewhere & add the rest of that stuff when I get out there and still have everything I need.


All of that stuff is easy. There are only two factors to consider in deciding whether to do a bundle:

1) price
2) how you value the security of being able to get a loaner on the spot, etc.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Philo38 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:41 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
michstudent10 wrote:If you don't buy your laptop from UVA, how difficult is it to get your computer hooked up to the central repository they describe on the website? What about the antivirus protection, Microsoft Office, etc.? Sorry for asking so many questions I've just been looking to buy a laptop and I'm trying to figure out if the computing bundle is my best bet or if I can buy it elsewhere & add the rest of that stuff when I get out there and still have everything I need.

You can download Norton Symantec for free if you're a UVA student. You can also get a copy of MS Office for $10 at the main campus bookstore (and the law school bookstore when they have them in stock). If you arrive early (or even if you don't), you can visit the law school's ITC and they'll get you'll all set up to go on your laptop and the university network.


I don't think we have seen the bundle offer for this year yet though. Just to be clear, I think that the link that was posted earlier is somehow last year's offer. If you go to http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/ the law school tab still says "coming mid-May".

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Sun May 09, 2010 9:54 pm

michstudent10 wrote:If you don't buy your laptop from UVA, how difficult is it to get your computer hooked up to the central repository they describe on the website? What about the antivirus protection, Microsoft Office, etc.? Sorry for asking so many questions I've just been looking to buy a laptop and I'm trying to figure out if the computing bundle is my best bet or if I can buy it elsewhere & add the rest of that stuff when I get out there and still have everything I need.

Easy. Also, I may just be channeling my chaotic nerd side but I've never seen a computer bundle worth buying. Bundle is usually synonymous with "charge you a premium for things you don't really need."

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Sun May 09, 2010 10:19 pm

Kohinoor wrote: Bundle is [strike]usually[/strike] synonymous with "charge you a premium for things you don't really need."

Agreed.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jdavid901 » Sun May 09, 2010 11:04 pm

Looks like Kagan will be [strike]the new Supreme Court Justice[/strike]. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN092 ... arketsNews

Edit: Obama's pick for Supreme Court Justice

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby michstudent10 » Sun May 09, 2010 11:19 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
michstudent10 wrote:If you don't buy your laptop from UVA, how difficult is it to get your computer hooked up to the central repository they describe on the website? What about the antivirus protection, Microsoft Office, etc.? Sorry for asking so many questions I've just been looking to buy a laptop and I'm trying to figure out if the computing bundle is my best bet or if I can buy it elsewhere & add the rest of that stuff when I get out there and still have everything I need.

Easy. Also, I may just be channeling my chaotic nerd side but I've never seen a computer bundle worth buying. Bundle is usually synonymous with "charge you a premium for things you don't really need."


Thanks guys, that was really helpful - they just throw so much information at you at once, its nice to get current students' perspectives sometimes. Looks like no computer bundle for me! :mrgreen:

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby 5ky » Sun May 09, 2010 11:29 pm

Going along on the topic of the laptop bundle, do a lot of students have a laptop that isn't part of one? I'm hesitant to switch to a Mac, but if I'm going to get a PC I would greatly prefer a Thinkpad to a Dell. Is the only reason not to do this the cost of having to send it away and paying for repairs, should it break?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Doritos » Sun May 09, 2010 11:29 pm

slider wrote:(Off-topic)

Best laugh I've had all day! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8PAuvxC ... re=related


Thanks Slider I loved that! If you liked that you could very well enjoy this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8WiyX21A1c

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby rsr28 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:30 am

5ky wrote:Going along on the topic of the laptop bundle, do a lot of students have a laptop that isn't part of one? I'm hesitant to switch to a Mac, but if I'm going to get a PC I would greatly prefer a Thinkpad to a Dell. Is the only reason not to do this the cost of having to send it away and paying for repairs, should it break?


Not the direct cost; you're paying for that cost in the premium that they charge you for the bundle. The reason to not do the bundle would be for inconvenience/hassle of mailing your laptop away and not having access to one for several weeks.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby slider » Mon May 10, 2010 9:52 am

michstudent10 wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
Easy. Also, I may just be channeling my chaotic nerd side but I've never seen a computer bundle worth buying. Bundle is usually synonymous with "charge you a premium for things you don't really need."


Thanks guys, that was really helpful - they just throw so much information at you at once, its nice to get current students' perspectives sometimes. Looks like no computer bundle for me! :mrgreen:


On that note, no computer bundle for me either.

I'm really just going for a fast computer with lots of memory and a comfortable keyboard that is easy for me to type quickly.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Mon May 10, 2010 10:01 am

5ky wrote:if I'm going to get a PC I would greatly prefer a Thinkpad to a Dell.


me too!

and i'd rather stick with PCs since that's what i'm familiar with and have never used a mac

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby slider » Mon May 10, 2010 11:36 am

FeuerFrei wrote:Offered deferment, respectfully declined.


Did they call you out of the blue?

Mind sharing your numbers? (via PM?)

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby PopCopyManager » Mon May 10, 2010 11:58 am

Random Housing Question: Anyone familiar with the parking situation (or lack thereof) at the Graduate Centre? The person I am in contact with has said that parking is "first come, first serve" each time someone leaves the property, which makes me extremely nervous. Any advice? I will definitely have a car with me next year.

Thanks!

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby FeuerFrei » Mon May 10, 2010 12:04 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby plum » Mon May 10, 2010 12:32 pm

FeuerFrei wrote:Offered deferment, respectfully declined.


just deferment? or any money for it?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby FeuerFrei » Mon May 10, 2010 1:51 pm

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