What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

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What laptop will you use for 1L?

MacBook Air
120
32%
MacBook Pro
162
43%
Lenovo Yoga
17
5%
Lenovo Flex
7
2%
Dell XPS
27
7%
Asus Zenbook
13
3%
Toshiba Chromebook
8
2%
Surface Pro
18
5%
Samsung ATIV
2
1%
 
Total votes: 374

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:17 pm

link to 800 dollar MBA?

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Clemenceau » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:33 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:link to 800 dollar MBA?


Go to bestbuy.com and enroll in their student discount thing with your .edu email address. They'll send you a $100 off coupon pretty much immediately. MBAs are currently $900 retail.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:20 am

Clemenceau wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:link to 800 dollar MBA?


Go to bestbuy.com and enroll in their student discount thing with your .edu email address. They'll send you a $100 off coupon pretty much immediately. MBAs are currently $900 retail.


thank you!

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:40 am

Have had the XPS for about three weeks. A solid 9/10. One complaint is the size of the trackpad, which given its small size makes it hard to distinguish between right/left clicks. A complaint about Windows 10, which is generally good - and much better than Windows 8 - is that the auto-hide feature for the start bar does not work.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Clemenceau » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:47 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Have had the XPS for about three weeks. A solid 9/10. One complaint is the size of the trackpad, which given its small size makes it hard to distinguish between right/left clicks. A complaint about Windows 10, which is generally good - and much better than Windows 8 - is that the auto-hide feature for the start bar does not work.


Does the keyboard feel small to you? I only spent a minute with one recently and couldn't decide how I felt about the typing experience

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Indifference » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:52 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Have had the XPS for about three weeks. A solid 9/10. One complaint is the size of the trackpad, which given its small size makes it hard to distinguish between right/left clicks. A complaint about Windows 10, which is generally good - and much better than Windows 8 - is that the auto-hide feature for the start bar does not work.


Auto-hide works for me. Odd.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:57 am

Clemenceau wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Have had the XPS for about three weeks. A solid 9/10. One complaint is the size of the trackpad, which given its small size makes it hard to distinguish between right/left clicks. A complaint about Windows 10, which is generally good - and much better than Windows 8 - is that the auto-hide feature for the start bar does not work.


Does the keyboard feel small to you? I only spent a minute with one recently and couldn't decide how I felt about the typing experience


The keyboard is a bit small. As you might know they stuffed a 13 inch screen into an 11 inch body. But the smaller keyboard hasn't been an issue for me. This thing is so damn thin, lightweight, fast, and has massive battery life.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:54 am

Just curious, do lawyers use mac or pc ?

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby clshopeful » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:26 pm

Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby buckiguy_sucks » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:50 pm

You guys can trust this guy he guaruntees he's got an A in civ pro so he definitely knows what's best wrt to laptops

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Clemenceau » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:54 pm

clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.


Well, macbooks tend to have a lower failure rate than pcs in general. Your anecdote doesnt really prove this though. Examsoft does not seem discriminate from what I've seen.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby haus » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:25 pm

Clemenceau wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.


Well, macbooks tend to have a lower failure rate than pcs in general. Your anecdote doesnt really prove this though. Examsoft does not seem discriminate from what I've seen.

I really mike my macbook air, and I think it would be a good choice for many people, but I agree that examsoft is a potential stumbling block for anyone regardless of platform.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Kinky John » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:28 pm

buckiguy_sucks wrote:You guys can trust this guy he guaruntees he's got an A in civ pro so he definitely knows what's best wrt to laptops


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby NoBladesNoBows » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:17 pm

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Mr. Archer » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:13 pm

I used a Dell my first two years of law school and then a Macbook Air. The switch to Mac Word took a little while to get used to and I still prefer Word for PC, but it wasn't really a big deal. I never had problems with software on either computer.

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby clshopeful » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:50 am

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

During my exams people used both macs and pcs, and no one had any problems. Therefore, no computers ever have problems. hth


Ok, let me put you in this situation. You sit through 5 exams. In each exam, 1 student has a problem with the software. Each of those 5 has a PC. Now you go to a computer store. Which one do you buy? Obviously what I said isn't meant to be taken in the absolutist way you contorted it to be. It is evidence from my experience. Only a fucking idiot would disregard 5 student's PCs failing during exams, when no other computers failed, and not take it into account when buying a computer. gg and nt

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby arock111 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:54 am

clshopeful wrote:
NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

During my exams people used both macs and pcs, and no one had any problems. Therefore, no computers ever have problems. hth


Ok, let me put you in this situation. You sit through 5 exams. In each exam, 1 student has a problem with the software. Each of those 5 has a PC. Now you go to a computer store. Which one do you buy? Obviously what I said isn't meant to be taken in the absolutist way you contorted it to be. It is evidence from my experience. Only a fucking idiot would disregard 5 student's PCs failing during exams, when no other computers failed, and not take it into account when buying a computer. gg and nt


useless without knowing the proportion of students using PCs and Macs, though. If 99% of students are using PCs, you would expect more issues to pop up on PCs

by the way, as a long time lurker, you're my favorite TLS member. keep killing it plz

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby clshopeful » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:15 pm

arock111 wrote:
clshopeful wrote:
NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

During my exams people used both macs and pcs, and no one had any problems. Therefore, no computers ever have problems. hth


Ok, let me put you in this situation. You sit through 5 exams. In each exam, 1 student has a problem with the software. Each of those 5 has a PC. Now you go to a computer store. Which one do you buy? Obviously what I said isn't meant to be taken in the absolutist way you contorted it to be. It is evidence from my experience. Only a fucking idiot would disregard 5 student's PCs failing during exams, when no other computers failed, and not take it into account when buying a computer. gg and nt


useless without knowing the proportion of students using PCs and Macs, though. If 99% of students are using PCs, you would expect more issues to pop up on PCs

by the way, as a long time lurker, you're my favorite TLS member. keep killing it plz



I think we all know no law school classroom is 99% PCs... Apple is the majority, but I get it, you took the lsat and now drive each and every statement to the edge of infinity looking for ways to make it seem irrational. gg

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby arock111 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:20 pm

clshopeful wrote:
arock111 wrote:
clshopeful wrote:
NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

During my exams people used both macs and pcs, and no one had any problems. Therefore, no computers ever have problems. hth


Ok, let me put you in this situation. You sit through 5 exams. In each exam, 1 student has a problem with the software. Each of those 5 has a PC. Now you go to a computer store. Which one do you buy? Obviously what I said isn't meant to be taken in the absolutist way you contorted it to be. It is evidence from my experience. Only a fucking idiot would disregard 5 student's PCs failing during exams, when no other computers failed, and not take it into account when buying a computer. gg and nt


useless without knowing the proportion of students using PCs and Macs, though. If 99% of students are using PCs, you would expect more issues to pop up on PCs

by the way, as a long time lurker, you're my favorite TLS member. keep killing it plz



I think we all know no law school classroom is 99% PCs... Apple is the majority, but I get it, you took the lsat and now drive each and every statement to the edge of infinity looking for ways to make it seem irrational. gg


Okey. I have no idea where you go to law school and the demographic it attracts but keep doing you

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby NoBladesNoBows » Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:30 pm

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby Hand » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:03 pm

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:
NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

During my exams people used both macs and pcs, and no one had any problems. Therefore, no computers ever have problems. hth


Ok, let me put you in this situation. You sit through 5 exams. In each exam, 1 student has a problem with the software. Each of those 5 has a PC. Now you go to a computer store. Which one do you buy? Obviously what I said isn't meant to be taken in the absolutist way you contorted it to be. It is evidence from my experience. Only a fucking idiot would disregard 5 student's PCs failing during exams, when no other computers failed, and not take it into account when buying a computer. gg and nt

Not a big fan of statistics, are ya?

Stop being jealous of his grades will ya, give the guy a break already

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Re: What type of laptop are you going to use for law school?

Postby clshopeful » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:04 pm

NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:
NoBladesNoBows wrote:
clshopeful wrote:Dude, get a macbook, without question. Most reliable and works best with programs.

During exams and using examsof, the ONLY kids who had problems were those without macs.

During my exams people used both macs and pcs, and no one had any problems. Therefore, no computers ever have problems. hth


Ok, let me put you in this situation. You sit through 5 exams. In each exam, 1 student has a problem with the software. Each of those 5 has a PC. Now you go to a computer store. Which one do you buy? Obviously what I said isn't meant to be taken in the absolutist way you contorted it to be. It is evidence from my experience. Only a fucking idiot would disregard 5 student's PCs failing during exams, when no other computers failed, and not take it into account when buying a computer. gg and nt

Not a big fan of statistics, are ya?


must have a dell lol




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