How serious are laptop tech requirements?

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che3055
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How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby che3055 » Mon May 27, 2013 1:18 am

The school I plan on attending next fall just recently released a list of the minimum tech recommendations for a laptop. My current laptop, which works well for me in everything I've ever needed it for, meets all these requirements except the one for the processor - my Asus has an i3 processor, while the school recommends having at least an i5.

Is there a way to tell how serious this recommendation is? I'd really like to avoid buying a new computer, but if I'm going to have any sort of trouble running exam software or anything like that, of course I'll step up my laptop game. How seriously should I follow these recommendations, or is there a better way to get some more information?

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kalvano
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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby kalvano » Mon May 27, 2013 12:31 pm

An i5 is absurdly overpowered for what you will use a laptop for in law school.

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon May 27, 2013 12:57 pm

look into what the exam software is... make sure your comp can run it

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Clyde Frog
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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby Clyde Frog » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Does your school require you to play Crysis 3?

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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby 150s_or_bust » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:46 am

Clyde Frog wrote:Does your school require you to play Crysis 3?


LoL

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Reinhardt
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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby Reinhardt » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:56 am

Sounds like whoever wrote that requirement is completely clueless about computers and just looked up the stats of a Macbook Pro or something. A law school computer should be able to run your school's exam software, perhaps simultaneously with a word processing window or two, and web browser. It's hard to imagine any modern laptop that can't do those things.

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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:09 am

Just as an example, NU's laptop requirements are universal for the whole university. So they "require" specs that can run, like, engineering modeling software and such, which obviously law students don't need.

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Presidentjlh
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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby Presidentjlh » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:18 am

A standard, $400-$500 laptop will serve your purposes well, as far as I can tell.

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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby Tekrul » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:01 pm

Clyde Frog wrote:Does your school require you to play Crysis 3?


ABa regulations clearly state this...duh

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Re: How serious are laptop tech requirements?

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:01 am

Clyde Frog wrote:Does your school require you to play Crysis 3?


:lol: :lol: :lol:




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