Laptop Recommendations?

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albinododobird
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Laptop Recommendations?

Postby albinododobird » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:31 am

I'm applying this cycle and planning to attend in the Fall of 2018. My computer is old and barely functional, so I'm planning on buying a new one relatively soon. Does anyone have recommendations for a cost-effective laptop for school? I believe my most recent computer cost about $700, so that seems to be a pretty reasonable price to me.

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pancakes3
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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:39 am

you can get refurbished macbook airs for that price

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AvatarMeelo
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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby AvatarMeelo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:09 pm

Really depends on what kind of computer system you prefer and how often you're going to use your computer for non-schoolwork purposes. I'm planning on getting the newest Macbook Pro as soon as my current one dies but that's my choice.

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Toni V
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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby Toni V » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:19 pm

Lenovo. X1 Yoga. Or at the price range you noted .... 710s Plus

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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby 38981928 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:05 pm

0L here but I'm obsessed with Macbook Pros! They're not the cheapest but I have never ever had one crash, freeze, or otherwise break down on me (of course I'm careful with it and don't drop it or spill things on it). For school I used heavy graphic design software on it and I never had an issue, and for work (I got them to buy me one :D ) I've had heavy software running while I'm on a Skype conference call or something and I've never had an issue. My personal computer is 4+ years old and is running perfectly still (and on the newest OS), and the work computer is a refurbished 2015 model that felt -- and continues to feel -- brand new. I've never had to get them serviced or fixed for anything either. A lot of PCs seem cool but I've heard horror stories of random glitches/crashing (without dropping the computer or anything) after the 2-year mark.

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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby whodareswins » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:59 pm

Honestly, the cheapest laptop will do. I'm using a $200 Lenovo Ideapad and it's working just fine. I recommend saving as much money as possible for casebooks, supplements, health insurance, parking passes, food, etc., as all those little things really add up. Good luck!

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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby OakBrook2021 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:02 pm

I'd just get any moderately priced PC like ASUS or HP. IMO you would want like a 13 in. so it's easy to stash and carry
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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby Ilovemydogxo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 am

pancakes3 wrote:you can get refurbished macbook airs for that price


The size of the Macbook Air is nice but the storage capacity sucks. I keep a lot of porn on my Macbook Air and I constantly am having to buy new external flash drives to transfer over porn from my Macbook Air because I keep running out of storage space. Just this pas weekend I bought my 8th 32 GB flash drive of 2017.

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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:14 pm

Ilovemydogxo wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:you can get refurbished macbook airs for that price


The size of the Macbook Air is nice but the storage capacity sucks. I keep a lot of porn on my Macbook Air and I constantly am having to buy new external flash drives to transfer over porn from my Macbook Air because I keep running out of storage space. Just this pas weekend I bought my 8th 32 GB flash drive of 2017.


Laughed out loud at this. Thanks

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Re: Laptop Recommendations?

Postby 1styearlateral » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:02 pm

Don't cheap out. Get something that won't shit the bed mid-exam, and preferably something that will last you until you need to take the bar exam.




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