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6lehderjets
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Laptops

Postby 6lehderjets » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:52 pm

Hello,

I'm in need of a laptop and I am starting law school in fall of 2012 but I have seen info that says some law schools require you purchase from the school. I really don't want to buy a laptop now if I'm going to be forced to buy one later from my LS. Does it just depend on the school?

Thank you.
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Re: Laptops

Postby beach_terror » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:56 pm

They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.

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Re: Laptops

Postby 6lehderjets » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:02 am

beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.


Gotcha. So they'll give you the ability to buy one if you don't have one but won't require you to buy one from them?

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Re: Laptops

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:00 am

6lehderjets wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.


Gotcha. So they'll give you the ability to buy one if you don't have one but won't require you to buy one from them?


That's exactly what he said. So yes.

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Re: Laptops

Postby Woobinator11 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:44 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
6lehderjets wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.


Gotcha. So they'll give you the ability to buy one if you don't have one but won't require you to buy one from them?


That's exactly what he said. So yes.


Why always so condescending Hawkeye?

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Re: Laptops

Postby mrtoren » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:47 am

rtotari wrote:Why always so condescending Hawkeye?

Because the question was answered in the very first post. Repetition irks me too.

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Re: Laptops

Postby Hopefully2012 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:59 am

beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.

This isn't true. Some schools do in fact require you to purchase a new laptop through them. Check with the law schools you're applying to (this information will be on their prospective students' website). IIRC U of Minnesota Law is one where you have to buy their laptop even if you have one already. Not sure what other schools have similar requirements. None of the t14s do.

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Re: Laptops

Postby beach_terror » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:06 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.

This isn't true. Some schools do in fact require you to purchase a new laptop through them. Check with the law schools you're applying to (this information will be on their prospective students' website). IIRC U of Minnesota Law is one where you have to buy their laptop even if you have one already. Not sure what other schools have similar requirements. None of the t14s do.

That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Dear lord.

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Re: Laptops

Postby Hopefully2012 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:09 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.

This isn't true. Some schools do in fact require you to purchase a new laptop through them. Check with the law schools you're applying to (this information will be on their prospective students' website). IIRC U of Minnesota Law is one where you have to buy their laptop even if you have one already. Not sure what other schools have similar requirements. None of the t14s do.

That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Dear lord.

You're talking about the laptop purchase requirement (not my post), correct? If so, I definitely agree that it is completely stupid and unnecessary. It doesn't change the fact that it exists.

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Re: Laptops

Postby typ3 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.

This isn't true. Some schools do in fact require you to purchase a new laptop through them. Check with the law schools you're applying to (this information will be on their prospective students' website). IIRC U of Minnesota Law is one where you have to buy their laptop even if you have one already. Not sure what other schools have similar requirements. None of the t14s do.


TITCR.

Minnesota makes you pay for an overpriced scrap of last year's old technology.

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Re: Laptops

Postby 6lehderjets » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:10 pm

Hawkeye and mrtoern-

If I want clarification I will request it, but if you two have enough time to split hairs on these forums well that's your problem. In the future if you see a post that "irks" you just move along.

For the rest of you thank you for replying I actually saw the laptop requirement on Minn's website so that is exactly why I created this post. I just wanted to know if this was a normal practice. Cheers.

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Re: Laptops

Postby AriGoldButNicer » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:13 pm

I don't know much about the new technology, only have so many things my simple mind can follow at once so my knowledge is limited to football, food and some news at an elementary level.

I want to get a comp just for law school free of any distractions like fancy gadgets and especially facebook, espn, etc.

I'll still have my other comp for all my garbage.

What is simple, cheap, easy to carry but won't make me look like a girl and most importantly reliable?

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Re: Laptops

Postby Hippononymous » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:32 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
6lehderjets wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.


Gotcha. So they'll give you the ability to buy one if you don't have one but won't require you to buy one from them?


That's exactly what he said. So yes.

I especially liked the part where you were both snarky AND wrong.

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Re: Laptops

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:55 pm

Hippononymous wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
6lehderjets wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.


Gotcha. So they'll give you the ability to buy one if you don't have one but won't require you to buy one from them?


That's exactly what he said. So yes.

I especially liked the part where you were both snarky AND wrong.


Uh, okay. The general rule is that this is not the case. People came up with one exception. So, I don't really give a shit what you guys think.

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Re: Laptops

Postby SarahKerrigan » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:19 pm

beach_terror wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.

This isn't true. Some schools do in fact require you to purchase a new laptop through them. Check with the law schools you're applying to (this information will be on their prospective students' website). IIRC U of Minnesota Law is one where you have to buy their laptop even if you have one already. Not sure what other schools have similar requirements. None of the t14s do.

That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Dear lord.

lol that is pretty bad. I wonder if its like that for the rest of the school, or just the law school.

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Re: Laptops

Postby Scotusnerd » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:01 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
6lehderjets wrote:
beach_terror wrote:They definitely don't require you to buy it with loan money, they just allocate money in your loan budget to purchase a laptop.


Gotcha. So they'll give you the ability to buy one if you don't have one but won't require you to buy one from them?


That's exactly what he said. So yes.


You are clearly in the wrong field if you dislike repetition.

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Re: Laptops

Postby mrloblaw » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:01 pm

AriGoldButNicer wrote:I don't know much about the new technology, only have so many things my simple mind can follow at once so my knowledge is limited to football, food and some news at an elementary level.

I want to get a comp just for law school free of any distractions like fancy gadgets and especially facebook, espn, etc.

I'll still have my other comp for all my garbage.

What is simple, cheap, easy to carry but won't make me look like a girl and most importantly reliable?



Netbook?

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Re: Laptops

Postby kalvano » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:03 pm

mrloblaw wrote:
AriGoldButNicer wrote:I don't know much about the new technology, only have so many things my simple mind can follow at once so my knowledge is limited to football, food and some news at an elementary level.

I want to get a comp just for law school free of any distractions like fancy gadgets and especially facebook, espn, etc.

I'll still have my other comp for all my garbage.

What is simple, cheap, easy to carry but won't make me look like a girl and most importantly reliable?



Netbook?



Would you feel comfortable typing a small novel on a netbook? If your hands are larger than those of a Keebler Elf, probably not.

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Re: Laptops

Postby murray18 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:55 pm

As a netbook user (with a "big" laptop too), I'll say that the smaller keyboard (as long as its not one of the cheap, flimsy ones) is actually plenty comfortable for most stuff. I wrote my UG senior thesis on it, but I would definitely recommend having something faster, with more RAM and a more comfortable screen and keyboard for the house. You can get a decent netbook and a pretty good desktop for roughly the same price as a mac, so long as you're not trying to do crazy shit on either one.

PM me if you want more detailed feedback... I'd hate to have my posts criticized if I can avoid it :wink:

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Re: Laptops

Postby ahduth » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:27 am

I've seen a few people using iPads and they seem fine with it. As long as it can run the exam software it's kosher.




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