NikaneOkie wrote:I'll admit to that.
So basically the macbook air would be a great computer for law school if it's not too expensive and if I don't have an attachment to DVDs?
None of the Macbook lines are cost effective options for law school. However, if you don't mind paying the extra money for OS X and the other aesthetics/bells and whistles then go ahead and buy one.
I disagree, respectfully. MBP / iMacs/ and the overpriced behemoth Mac Pros yes. MacBook Air = a pretty darn good value for the size, battery, and SSD.
The MBA is an amazingly fast machine, plus by the time we enter law school the new i5s will be in the Mac Book Airs, bringing the processor on par with MBP. (I'm talking Sandy Bridge Intel chipsets too. Let's just hope they put an NVidia GPU in that, doubtful).
Anyways anyone who says you don't need much for law school and then says the MBA isn't powerful enough = wrong. Unless your gaming or ripping things on Handbrake / CS5 you wont notice a difference between the Mac Book Air processor (Core 2 Duo) and the MBP (Sandy Bridge i5/7) or even your run of the mill Dell. Where the speed really comes in handy is that SSD. Not to mention the killer battery life. That's the only reason I wan't an Air for law school. It's thin and I won't have to carry a charger with me for the entire day.
The real battle becomes do you get a Mac or PC desktop (for those who need that processor power)
(Edit to ward of flames or to make sure I don't appear to be a fanboi) Yes you can get a comparably speced Dell or HP for less, that is ALWAYS the case. But for a very little bit less you won't get Apple Care or a computer that is as thin. Thin = win.