Computers for Law School 2011

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby albanach » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:53 pm

ph14 wrote:I've run anti-virus software: Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Anything else I need to do?



Are any processes using tons of CPU?

Press the windows key and R, then type taskmgr in the dialogue box and press enter. Click the CPU column header to sort by CPU usage.

Do you have plenty of free space on your hard disk?

Your hard drive could be on the way out. You could download and run the Acronis drive monitor to see if there's any obvious problem there.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ph14 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:56 pm

albanach wrote:
ph14 wrote:I've run anti-virus software: Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Anything else I need to do?



Are any processes using tons of CPU?

Press the windows key and R, then type taskmgr in the dialogue box and press enter. Click the CPU column header to sort by CPU usage.

Do you have plenty of free space on your hard disk?

Your hard drive could be on the way out. You could download and run the Acronis drive monitor to see if there's any obvious problem there.


Nothing standing out for processes, Chrome is using the most memory. CPU usage is low right now but if i'm doing a subcite or something when I have documents on each monitor then it sometimes goes crazy. As far as free space, I have probably 30% of my hard drive free, about 100 GB. Should I download the Acronis drive monitor? Just Google for a download link?

Any thoughts on the battery drain issue?

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby albanach » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:05 pm

ph14 wrote:
albanach wrote:
ph14 wrote:I've run anti-virus software: Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Anything else I need to do?



Are any processes using tons of CPU?

Press the windows key and R, then type taskmgr in the dialogue box and press enter. Click the CPU column header to sort by CPU usage.

Do you have plenty of free space on your hard disk?

Your hard drive could be on the way out. You could download and run the Acronis drive monitor to see if there's any obvious problem there.


Nothing standing out for processes, Chrome is using the most memory. CPU usage is low right now but if i'm doing a subcite or something when I have documents on each monitor then it sometimes goes crazy. As far as free space, I have probably 30% of my hard drive free, about 100 GB. Should I download the Acronis drive monitor? Just Google for a download link?

Any thoughts on the battery drain issue?


Does the battery last as long as you'd expect in normal use, i.e. with the lid open and you working?

If it's draining when closed, you want to check your power management settings in the control pannel. Make sure it's not set to full performance on battery, and make sure it's set to go to sleep after, say, 10 minutes and hibernate after about 30 minutes.

Can you see that the screen light is being turned off when the lid gets closed?

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:12 pm

Was given a Thinkpad SL410 by my company 3 months ago. Light and durable. Was a bit disappoint that it wasn't a T-Series... but specs are specs!

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:14 pm




This looks really cool.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby LAWYER2 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:53 pm

FWIW, I shared my law school technology recommendations in a blog post. Being an IT person and a law student helped to avoid costly mistakes.

http://www.thecadillaclawyer.com/?page_id=140

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby albanach » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:51 pm

LAWYER2 wrote:FWIW, I shared my law school technology recommendations in a blog post. Being an IT person and a law student helped to avoid costly mistakes.

http://www.thecadillaclawyer.com/?page_id=140


How on earth do you get the $6,000 figure from a $1,200 grad plus loan? Even if you take a full 30 years to repay, the actual figure would be half that.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby LAWYER2 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:32 pm

albanach wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:FWIW, I shared my law school technology recommendations in a blog post. Being an IT person and a law student helped to avoid costly mistakes.

http://www.thecadillaclawyer.com/?page_id=140


How on earth do you get the $6,000 figure from a $1,200 grad plus loan? Even if you take a full 30 years to repay, the actual figure would be half that.


LoL, I may have overestimated the interest a bit, however that wasn't the point of the post. My main concern was conveying that you don't need much tech overkill to succeed at law school.
There was a classmate who used an ipad w/ a blue-tooth keyboard the entire time. As I pointed out in my post, I used the same Lenovo Thinkpad (T60) throughout law school and on my bar exam. All you need is something with internet access, relatively decent amount of ram, and MS Office products (if that's your preference).

Weird thing about MS Office . . . my firm primarily uses Word Perfect! I'd never used it before till now, lol

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:57 pm

LAWYER2 wrote:
albanach wrote:
LAWYER2 wrote:FWIW, I shared my law school technology recommendations in a blog post. Being an IT person and a law student helped to avoid costly mistakes.

http://www.thecadillaclawyer.com/?page_id=140


How on earth do you get the $6,000 figure from a $1,200 grad plus loan? Even if you take a full 30 years to repay, the actual figure would be half that.


LoL, I may have overestimated the interest a bit, however that wasn't the point of the post. My main concern was conveying that you don't need much tech overkill to succeed at law school.
There was a classmate who used an ipad w/ a blue-tooth keyboard the entire time. As I pointed out in my post, I used the same Lenovo Thinkpad (T60) throughout law school and on my bar exam. All you need is something with internet access, relatively decent amount of ram, and MS Office products (if that's your preference).

Weird thing about MS Office . . . my firm primarily uses Word Perfect! I'd never used it before till now, lol


I'd rather be covered in lotus seed pods erupting from my skin than use word perfect.

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby beach_terror » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:53 pm

God damnit Pear. Why did I google that. Skin is crawling. TY

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby ResolutePear » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:13 pm

beach_terror wrote:God damnit Pear. Why did I google that. Skin is crawling. TY


Curiosity killed the cat.
:lol:

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Re: Computers for Law School 2011

Postby beach_terror » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:37 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
beach_terror wrote:God damnit Pear. Why did I google that. Skin is crawling. TY


Curiosity killed the cat.
:lol:

I've seen that shit before, but I never had a name to go with it.




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