Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

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Blueberrypie
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Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby Blueberrypie » Mon May 18, 2015 8:58 pm

I mean I don't need anything fancy right, as long as she has word and internet we're in business?

I see and read people purchasing the newest laptops, so I want to make sure, I'm not missing out on anything.

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WhiteyCakes
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Re: Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon May 18, 2015 9:10 pm

I use a 2010 macbook pro and it works just fine.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby Pneumonia » Mon May 18, 2015 9:15 pm

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro. It's great. I put a ssd in it and upgraded the ram to 8gb. Both are very easy to do, and worthwhile in they're own right, but neither are necessary for law school. As long as you can run word you're good.

The caveat might be your schools exam software capability, so I'd check that out. I'm running Yosemite on my MBP though and it runs fine.

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Re: Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby haus » Mon May 18, 2015 9:15 pm

While they are somewhat BS, you should check out the minimum specs put forward by your schools IT dept.

This mostly comes into play because if something were to go wrong and your system fails to meet these specs, you give them an easy out not to try to solve your problem.

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Re: Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby Blueberrypie » Mon May 18, 2015 9:17 pm

awesome!! thank for your input.

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Re: Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu May 21, 2015 6:01 pm

I think the only concern is it crashing during an exam. I had friends whose computers were constantly on the fritz, and a few of them had shit happen during exams. The peace of mind that came with having a new computer that I knew should function properly through finals was alone worth it to me. But you certainly don't need anything fancy.

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Re: Can I use my 2009 macbook for LS?

Postby 071816 » Thu May 21, 2015 6:03 pm

no you cannot. federal law explicitly prohibits the use by law students of laptops manufactured before 2010 for any law school-related activities.




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