Y'know, an even better version of this plan is to have the second laptop in a box at Best Buy. Seriously, it's down the street. You could have a back-up computer within an hour if necessary. Why spend a bunch of extra money if you don't have to?Stringer Bell wrote:thesealocust wrote:Back when the earth was still young, I calculated that you could comfortably buy 2 Lenovo laptops (of the same style) with similar and/or better stats than the law school bundles for less than the cost of a law school bundle. I always thought it would be funny for your insurance to be a brand new laptop in a box, but I don't think anybody pulled the trigger.
If you're going for a mac it's not nearly as egregious.
This thought actually crossed my mind as well.
The laptop/netbook combo is also credited. I have a 17" laptop that I used first semester. It was great but bulky, and my wife's laptop was petering out, so I bought a 10" netbook right before spring semester started. Now I use the netbook during the semester, and I borrow the laptop from the wifey for finals.