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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:39 pm

There's like 4 kids in my class with pcs, fwiw. They're so passé

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby LazinessPerSe » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:53 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:There's like 4 kids in my class with pcs, fwiw. They're so passé


Everyone should make their computer decisions based on what will not get them judged by laxbrah.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:10 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:There's like 4 kids in my class with pcs, fwiw. They're so passé

Lol, this one girl in my class just got a new HP. I feel sorry for her.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:12 pm

dextermorgan wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:There's like 4 kids in my class with pcs, fwiw. They're so passé

Lol, this one girl in my class just got a new HP. I feel sorry for her.

Ironic that the company that made the classic 1984 commercial is now the choice of the lockstep trendwhores. Oh, your MBA has a pink cover? SO UNIQUE.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby dextermorgan » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:16 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:There's like 4 kids in my class with pcs, fwiw. They're so passé

Lol, this one girl in my class just got a new HP. I feel sorry for her.

Ironic that the company that made the classic 1984 commercial is now the choice of the lockstep trendwhores. Oh, your MBA has a pink cover? SO UNIQUE.

I was just referring to the fact that HPs are, and have been, utter shit.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby albanach » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:52 pm

dextermorgan wrote:I was just referring to the fact that HPs are, and have been, utter shit.


Depends a lot on which one you buy. Like most PC makers they have cheap laptops and quality business grade stuff. I doubt anyone that wants to run windows would be disappointed with an HP EliteBook.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:00 pm

albanach wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:I was just referring to the fact that HPs are, and have been, utter shit.


Depends a lot on which one you buy. Like most PC makers they have cheap laptops and quality business grade stuff. I doubt anyone that wants to run windows would be disappointed with an HP EliteBook.


No. All HP's are shit.

They're a small step better than Dells. Believe it or not, E-Machines(Acer) ranks higher than both in my book for quality and reliability.

I have an E-Machine that runs like butter and cost me 250 bucks(14"). Had an issue with the battery. They shipped me a new one under warranty.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:04 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
albanach wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:I was just referring to the fact that HPs are, and have been, utter shit.


Depends a lot on which one you buy. Like most PC makers they have cheap laptops and quality business grade stuff. I doubt anyone that wants to run windows would be disappointed with an HP EliteBook.


No. All HP's are shit.

They're a small step better than Dells. Believe it or not, E-Machines(Acer) ranks higher than both in my book for quality and reliability.

I have an E-Machine that runs like butter and cost me 250 bucks(14"). Had an issue with the battery. They shipped me a new one under warranty.

I'd love to argue with this and brag about how my POS HP Pavilion has been pretty trouble-free...but I'm also waiting for my brand-new HP Envy to get back from a second repair trip in 2 months. :evil:
(I'm also the person with a lemon Honda, though. I have shit luck.)

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby albanach » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:51 am

ResolutePear wrote:
albanach wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:I was just referring to the fact that HPs are, and have been, utter shit.


Depends a lot on which one you buy. Like most PC makers they have cheap laptops and quality business grade stuff. I doubt anyone that wants to run windows would be disappointed with an HP EliteBook.


No. All HP's are shit.



Sounds more like irrational prejudice than a reasoned argument

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby LAWYER2 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:28 pm

Coming from someone who's worked in IT all their life, these responses are hilarious! :mrgreen:

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby albanach » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:21 am

LAWYER2 wrote:Coming from someone who's worked in IT all their life


I hope you don't think that's a unique or even unusual trait on this thread.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:11 pm

albanach wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
albanach wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:I was just referring to the fact that HPs are, and have been, utter shit.


Depends a lot on which one you buy. Like most PC makers they have cheap laptops and quality business grade stuff. I doubt anyone that wants to run windows would be disappointed with an HP EliteBook.


No. All HP's are shit.



Sounds more like irrational prejudice than a reasoned argument


Speaking about "Computer for Law School."

Their business line of servers and business solutions are... okay.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby Renne Walker » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:34 pm

Not being a Mac fan I purchased an Asus around Christmas. Since then I have had to return it twice. Once because the cover hinges came apart (this glitch is well documented by Asus). Best Buy (a store every bit as bad as the defunct Circuit City) would not honor their warranty because a hinge falling apart is deemed as physical damage. When I sent it to Asus they fixed it for free (obviously aware of their glitch).

Inside a month the screen became unreadable again. Went to Best Buy and asked them to back up my drive since I had to send it out, they would for $99 (I hate those people!). Screw that, I hooked up this crappy computer to my TV screen and backed it up. Once again it is now en route to Asus. Whether or not they will fix it, who knows? I say that because I received a lecture from Asus saying that if the problem was deemed caused by the user the warranty would not cover it. How can a software glitch be the fault of the user?

Perhaps just a rumor but I was just told Best Buy and Asus are partners, which is why BBuy pushes these flawed computers on consumers. Unless you have backup computer, Beware.
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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Renne Walker wrote:Not being a Mac fan I purchased an Asus around Christmas. Since then I have had to return it twice. Once because the cover hinges came apart (this glitch is well documented by Asus). Best Buy (a store every bit as bad as the defunct Circuit City) would not honor their warranty because a hinge falling apart is deemed as physical damage. When I sent it to Asus they fixed it for free (obviously aware of their glitch).

Inside a month the screen became unreadable again. Went to Best Buy and asked them to back up my drive since I had to send it out, they would for $99 (I hate those people!). Screw that, I hooked up this crappy computer to my TV screen and backed it up. It is now en route to Asus. Whether or not they will fix it, who knows? I say that because I received a lecture from Asus saying that if the problem was deemed caused by the user the warranty would not cover it. How can a software glitch be a user problem?

Perhaps just a rumor but I was just told Best Buy and Asus are partners, which is why BBuy pushes these flawed computers on consumers. Unless you have backup computer, Beware.


Lenovo Thinkpads. They exist for a reason.

Or a macbook.

Whatever.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:11 am

Speaking of Lenovo..

I'll leave this here.

Got a T520 for 520 bucks.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ph14 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:27 pm

I need some computer help. My computer randomly decides to get really hot and run extremely slow. It's not from doing anything intense, just from having maybe a few open things-- chrome, word, adobe reader. I was thinking about doing a complete factory reset. How can I go about doing this?

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby beach_terror » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:31 pm

ph14 wrote:I need some computer help. My computer randomly decides to get really hot and run extremely slow. It's not from doing anything intense, just from having maybe a few open things-- chrome, word, adobe reader. I was thinking about doing a complete factory reset. How can I go about doing this?

Wiping it won't affect the heating issue. To wipe it, you need a windows installation disc. You also need a driver disc.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby Jsa725 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:39 pm

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:41 pm

ph14 wrote:I need some computer help. My computer randomly decides to get really hot and run extremely slow. It's not from doing anything intense, just from having maybe a few open things-- chrome, word, adobe reader. I was thinking about doing a complete factory reset. How can I go about doing this?

How old is it, and do you have any pets?

I've had to take apart multiple laptops and clean clumps of dust and cat hair off the heatsink. And if that's the problem, you need to do it before something gets fried.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ph14 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:47 am

beach_terror wrote:Wiping it won't affect the heating issue. To wipe it, you need a windows installation disc. You also need a driver disc.


I think I have all my original discs around here somewhere, so that shouldn't be a problem. But if it doesn't solve the issue I don't want to do it. What do you think I should do?

Jsa725 wrote:how much RAM do you have?


4 GB

rinkrat19 wrote:How old is it, and do you have any pets?

I've had to take apart multiple laptops and clean clumps of dust and cat hair off the heatsink. And if that's the problem, you need to do it before something gets fried.


About a year and a half old, I got it for law school. Yes, I do have pets. I'm a little nervous to take apart my laptop though.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby YYZ » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:05 pm

ph14 wrote:I need some computer help. My computer randomly decides to get really hot and run extremely slow. It's not from doing anything intense, just from having maybe a few open things-- chrome, word, adobe reader. I was thinking about doing a complete factory reset. How can I go about doing this?


Here are some suggestions:

1. Search the internet for a standard list of steps to help speed up your computer.

2. Run ant-virus to remove spyware. That's usually the culprit for a slow computer.

3. Upgrade to 8G of RAM. That should speed you up as well.

Personally, I'd buy a new computer before I did the factory reset. (if you can afford to do so)

A full factory reset might initially make it faster, but as you add programs and browse the internet, etc., it will likely slow down again. Plus, you need to make sure you an re-install programs like Microsoft Office without having to pay for them again. Given all of the time and headaches this might cause, that's why I suggest a new machine.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby beach_terror » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:06 pm

Upgrading from 4 to 8gb of ram isn't worth it. That's not going to solve the problem.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:13 pm

ph14 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:How old is it, and do you have any pets?

I've had to take apart multiple laptops and clean clumps of dust and cat hair off the heatsink. And if that's the problem, you need to do it before something gets fried.


About a year and a half old, I got it for law school. Yes, I do have pets. I'm a little nervous to take apart my laptop though.

This is very likely your best bet. Most laptops are easy enough to take apart enough to get to the vents/fans. See if there are videos on YouTube.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby laxbrah420 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:45 pm

albanach wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:Coming from someone who's worked in IT all their life


I hope you don't think that's a unique or even unusual trait on this thread.
:lol: though the arrogance and lack of social awareness is appropriate

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ph14 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:29 pm

bk1 wrote:
ph14 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:How old is it, and do you have any pets?

I've had to take apart multiple laptops and clean clumps of dust and cat hair off the heatsink. And if that's the problem, you need to do it before something gets fried.


About a year and a half old, I got it for law school. Yes, I do have pets. I'm a little nervous to take apart my laptop though.

This is very likely your best bet. Most laptops are easy enough to take apart enough to get to the vents/fans. See if there are videos on YouTube.


Took it apart and cleaned the fan. It was dusty but not too bad. It hasn't solved the problem. Also, my laptop will drain when the lid is closed as if I am watching a movie or doing something intensive on the computer. I updated all the software and drivers and bought a new battery, but it didn't fix it. Anyone have any ideas?

Here are some suggestions:

1. Search the internet for a standard list of steps to help speed up your computer.

2. Run ant-virus to remove spyware. That's usually the culprit for a slow computer.

3. Upgrade to 8G of RAM. That should speed you up as well.

Personally, I'd buy a new computer before I did the factory reset. (if you can afford to do so)

A full factory reset might initially make it faster, but as you add programs and browse the internet, etc., it will likely slow down again. Plus, you need to make sure you an re-install programs like Microsoft Office without having to pay for them again. Given all of the time and headaches this might cause, that's why I suggest a new machine.


I've run anti-virus software: Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Anything else I need to do?




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