how essential are laptops in law school?

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sangr
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Re: how essential are laptops in law school?

Postby sangr » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:38 pm

thanks

i actually meant more in relation to battery life.

will a short battery life (3-4) be that much of a hindrance? ***i am reading thru the thread given right now

thanks

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Re: how essential are laptops in law school?

Postby ph14 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:27 pm

sangr wrote:thanks

i actually meant more in relation to battery life.

will a short battery life (3-4) be that much of a hindrance? ***i am reading thru the thread given right now

thanks


At my school at least, there are plugs everywhere you could need them pretty much (classrooms everyone gets at least 1 plug and lots of plugs available in the library), except for only a limited number of plugs in the cafeteria.

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Re: how essential are laptops in law school?

Postby sangr » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:51 am

alright...im leaning towards getting a 15.5 laptop that i can do some form of gaming on..

i actually have an older, little less reliable laptop already..guess ill use that for notes and use my other laptop for
exams and games

i may change my mind again though

thanks all

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Re: how essential are laptops in law school?

Postby wildhaggis » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:02 pm

The answer to this is yes, plain and simple.

It doesn't have to be a fancy one, and plenty of affordable ones will do. It sounds like you're on the right track, OP.

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Re: how essential are laptops in law school?

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:12 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:You need a laptop, and it needs to be a non-shitty laptop. HTH.

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Re: how essential are laptops in law school?

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:13 pm

NeighborGuy wrote:
sangr wrote:how much battery life would we probably need then? (for exams)

im assuming we cant all plug it in the power cord right?


Exams are typically 3 to 4 hours, so you'll want at least that much if your school doesn't have outlets in the exam room. Turns out my school's classrooms have at least 1 outlet for every student that will be in the test room, but I didn't count on that when I bought mine.


My school has one outlet per student in every room...I'd be surprised if most don't by now. They don't want your battery dying during an exam any more than you do.




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