Best Laptop for Law School

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NJcollegestudent
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Best Laptop for Law School

Postby NJcollegestudent » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:36 pm

I was under the impression most students use their laptops outside of class. I would like to ask what the TLS community feels is the best model or brand for three years of school.

Acer? Dell?

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby glitter178 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:38 pm

NJcollegestudent wrote:I was under the impression most students use their laptops outside of class. I would like to ask what the TLS community feels is the best model or brand for three years of school.

Acer? Dell?


lol 1993

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby cj2k14 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:46 pm

I'm waiting for apples annual "free ipod with a mac giveaway." Needless to say I'll be getting the new macbook pro with the free ipod touch. I'm tired of windows crashing and the hardware breaking 2 weeks after my warranty expires.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby joemoviebuff » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:48 pm

Forum search is your friend. There's a thread about this less than a week old. Check it yo.

MacBook Pro.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby glitter178 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:50 pm

cj2k14 wrote:I'm waiting for apples annual "free ipod with a mac giveaway." Needless to say I'll be getting the new macbook pro with the free ipod touch. I'm tired of windows crashing and the hardware breaking 2 weeks after my warranty expires.


me too. thanks for reminding me about that promo.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:29 pm

There are more threads on this topic than out-of-work lawyers.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby zonto » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:53 am

From another laptop thread post I made:

Samsung 9

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Thin (0.64"). Intel i5 proc. 128GB SSD (less heat, a lot faster). Chic. Windows 7. Done.

Samsung product page

• CPU: Second Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 Processor 2537M (1.40 GHz, 3MB; turbo up to 2.3 GHz)
• Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit) / Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit)
• Memory: 4GB DDR3
• Storage (max): 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) [could probably get by with the 64GB version for law school to save $ if you get an external drive for pics/music]
• Screen: 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display (400 nit)
• Resolution: 1366x768
• Graphics: Intel HD GT2 Integrated Graphics
• Speakers: 3 watt (1.5W x 2) stereo speakers and 1.5 watt sub-woofer
• Battery: Lithium Polymer; up to 6.5 hours
• Wireless: 802.11b/g/n; WiMaxi
• Weight: 2.89 lbs.

"After putting your hands on one, you realize that this isn't just another cheap Apple knock-off. The entire frame is surrounded by a material called Duraluminum, which Samsung claims is the kind used for building aircrafts but looks like any other brushed aluminum frame. The 9 Series held up pretty well after giving it the old palm press on the lid and screen bending test. It's rock solid."

"The 9-Series boasts one of the brightest screens (at 400 nits), which is even brighter than the one on the Macbook Air."

"Performance is where the two [9 and Air] diverge. The 9 Series runs on an Intel next generation Core i5 processor, as opposed to the Air's two-year old Intel Core 2 Duo. It's also equipped with 4GB of DDR3 memory. In terms of raw horsepower, the 9 series clearly has the edge over the Macbook Air. Graphics power is comparable, too, since Intel's on-die graphics can easily keep up with the nVidia Geforce 320M. The Lithium Polymer battery is sealed in like that of Air, which Samsung claims can get up to 9 hours on a single [charge?]."

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:28 am

Samsung is amazing but are so overpriced I'd have to put them up with Macs in their wild price ranges.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:27 pm

MacBook Pro, anything less would be uncivilized.

Seriously, don't be one of those kids with a PC laptop lugging around the big power brick. It's unseemly.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby FiveSermon » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:45 pm

I hate the keyboard on macs. I don't think I can ever grow comfortable to the ctrl button being where it is + the distance at which the keys are placed apart.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby nealric » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:30 pm

Seriously, don't be one of those kids with a PC laptop lugging around the big power brick. It's unseemly.


Seriously, don't be one of those rolly bag toting kids with a 17inch $3,000 macbook they bought so they could gchat in class.

I'm a cheapskate at heart. The $350 jobbie (or whatever you are typing on now) will do you just fine. If it can run word and a modern internet browser, you are good to go.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby Pricer » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:48 pm

Anything that doesn't cost twice as much as it is worth. I will never buy a single Apple product because they overcharge for everything. I can't imagine needing anymore power than my year and a half old Toshiba. I'll probably update to a new one before I graduate, but I think I may stick with Toshiba. Their prices are great for the computing power.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby TTH » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:52 pm

Pricer wrote:Anything that doesn't cost twice as much as it is worth. I will never buy a single Apple product because they overcharge for everything.


Disagree.

Apples are expensive, sure. I think I paid $1,200 or something like that for my 13" MBP, but they're engineered extraordinarily well. They just work, no matter what. I haven't had one lock up, crash to desktop, lost document, etc. in the year since I bought my Apple laptop. Plus, the customer service from Apple is top-notch. My fiancee has had to have her MacBook repaired multiple times, mainly due to rough usage, and their turnaround is crazy fast.

I'm not an Apple fanboy. This is the first Apple I've ever owned, and I still keep a Windows desktop. But for a working laptop, MBP is the bomb.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby istara » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:47 pm

I <3 the Lenovo X100e that my work gave me. Tiny and light and fast enough for non-gaming purposes. Plus, mine got thrown across the room during class one day and it booted right back up without skipping a beat. I will probably be buying the newer X120e version for school (only $400ish).

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby Spookyghost » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:25 pm

I hate macs myself. Samsung is the windows equivalent, you know, except it doesn't suck.

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Re: Best Laptop for Law School

Postby beach_terror » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:39 pm

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