0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

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Macbook Air or Lenovo T440?

Macbook Air
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Lenovo T440
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FlowBro
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0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby FlowBro » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:58 pm

Will I look like a goof if I have a Lenovo when all the "cool kids" will have macs? Any 2L or 3L's out there that can speak to either choice? I know that OneNote is a benefit of going with a PC...but other than that it seems like a toss-up. Thanks for the input!

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Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:01 am

FlowBro wrote:Will I look like a goof if I have a Lenovo when all the "cool kids" will have macs? Any 2L or 3L's out there that can speak to either choice? I know that OneNote is a benefit of going with a PC...but other than that it seems like a toss-up. Thanks for the input!

Nobody gives a shit what brand your laptop is. Get what you want.

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Postby cinephile » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:09 am

Get whatever you want. Yes, probably everyone else will have a mac, but that's no reason to buy one. I got one as a 2L just to see what all the fuss is about and I still don't get it. The aluminum looks sleek and pretty, but that's about it.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:12 am

Not "everyone" has a mac. There are a lot, but PCs aren't rare like unicorns or anything.

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Postby cinephile » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:59 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Not "everyone" has a mac. There are a lot, but PCs aren't rare like unicorns or anything.


In my 1L section of 90 people, there were only 3 people who did not have a mac (this includes one girl who used a netbook).

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby hephaestus » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:04 am

Use the search function. There's been many threads on this.

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Postby jselson » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:24 pm

FlowBro wrote:Will I look like a goof if I have a Lenovo when all the "cool kids" will have macs? Any 2L or 3L's out there that can speak to either choice? I know that OneNote is a benefit of going with a PC...but other than that it seems like a toss-up. Thanks for the input!


There's a new Thinkpad with a touch screen that's coming out that looks nice. If you don't like/use Mac OS, then I figure your first semester of law school is the wrong time to try to transition in the name of looking cool.

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby hephaestus » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:27 pm

jselson wrote:
FlowBro wrote:Will I look like a goof if I have a Lenovo when all the "cool kids" will have macs? Any 2L or 3L's out there that can speak to either choice? I know that OneNote is a benefit of going with a PC...but other than that it seems like a toss-up. Thanks for the input!


There's a new Thinkpad with a touch screen that's coming out that looks nice. If you don't like/use Mac OS, then I figure your first semester of law school is the wrong time to try to transition in the name of looking cool.

Going off this, law school isn't the time to "look cool." Work on getting high grades, little else matters.

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby WahooLaw24 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:10 pm

cinephile wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Not "everyone" has a mac. There are a lot, but PCs aren't rare like unicorns or anything.


In my 1L section of 90 people, there were only 3 people who did not have a mac (this includes one girl who used a netbook).


I feel so dorky with my Dell now :cry:

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby cinephile » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:59 pm

WahooLaw24 wrote:
cinephile wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Not "everyone" has a mac. There are a lot, but PCs aren't rare like unicorns or anything.


In my 1L section of 90 people, there were only 3 people who did not have a mac (this includes one girl who used a netbook).


I feel so dorky with my Dell now :cry:


I had an ASUS my first year. It's no big deal. I just noticed the difference because I was one of the few who didn't have a mac. And now I have one and I still don't get what the point is. It's alright, but nothing special.

If you truly want to stand out in your class, just hand-write all your notes.

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby ManoftheHour » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:01 pm

FlowBro wrote:Will I look like a goof if I have a Lenovo when all the "cool kids" will have macs? Any 2L or 3L's out there that can speak to either choice? I know that OneNote is a benefit of going with a PC...but other than that it seems like a toss-up. Thanks for the input!


Just get a mac. It won't make you cool, but everything else is TTT.

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby dr123 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:28 pm

Get an ibm desktop

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:37 pm

dr123 wrote:Get an ibm desktop


:lol:

But on a serious note, I own a PC and have no intention of getting a Mac just for lawl school. I don't think anybody should go out of their way just to "fit in," although I would be interested to know how many firms use Macs vs. PCs.

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:23 am

PRgradBYU wrote:
dr123 wrote:Get an ibm desktop


:lol:

But on a serious note, I own a PC and have no intention of getting a Mac just for lawl school. I don't think anybody should go out of their way just to "fit in," although I would be interested to know how many firms use Macs vs. PCs.

At NU I would say maybe 15-20% have PCs....? More than just a token amount.

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Re: 0L Looking for Laptop Advice!!

Postby buddyt » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:35 pm

I'd say it's a toss-up. FWIW, I used an old MacBook Pro for UG, and I was debating between a new MacBook Air ($1100) or refurb T430 ($600) for LS. Ended up choosing the ThinkPad to save some cash, and so far I've been very impressed. It's built like a tank, the keyboard rocks, easy to fix/upgrade, good battery life, etc.




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