katznkt wrote:zanzbar wrote:katznkt wrote:MissJewsbury wrote:Anyone checked into the Dell deal UH has for admitted students? (Link on the admitted students page.) I don't know the reality of just flying with the laptop I have...
I looked at it a while back and seem to remember it being pretty cool, but pretty pricey. It didn't seem like a really good deal to me, but maybe if I knew more about computers it would have made me drool.
I am debating the computer issue myself. I have a laptop for work that I will have to take with me everyday anyway. The idea occurred to just use an external hard drive and save all my school stuff to that.
It is big and heavy, but carrying around two laptops everyday for the next 4 years just seems ridiculous. What do yall think? Any part-timers in a similar situation want to weigh in?
Buy a super light weight, easily portable law school only personal computer, or save the dough and stick with the heavy work clunker (very good machine, and brand new, just heavy) that I will have to cart around anyway?
Just from reading this site I noticed people say to try to get a 14-15 inch monitor so you can easily put 2 documents side by side. Some people claim that 13 inches is enough, it would kind of suck to buy a laptop only to find out it is too small for what you want to do.
So does that mean that everybody thinks that I should def carry around two computers? Or will my 17" screen work laptop work?
If your coming straight from work to class you're going to probably have to take the laptop in with you anyways given the location of the campus at night so I would say keep the 17 inch, there are also ways to save all your files automatically to a server so you should look into that maybe so you don't have to carry around an external.