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robb0106
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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby robb0106 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:30 am

bucky0486 wrote:Hey, this may be a bit off topic, but does anyone know much about how the UMN students use their supplied laptops?

I can't find it right now but I remember reading about how Minnesota supplies Lenovo laptops to all of their students to ensure that everyone has the right software/hardware/configuration for presentations and such.

Anyway, I just bought a new laptop and was wondering if the students use their supplied computers as their primary/only computer or if they use it only for presentations and what not.

Any info on student preference is helpful. Thanks.

P.S. Updated to In Review 1/21


good question. from what i know, you should look into returning your laptop. my friends at the law school have told me that one will use the lenovo for everything law school related. as a general rule, if you are planning on purchasing a laptop, it is generally in your best interest to wait until you know what school you will be attending as all law schools have different policies re computers.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby pimpsdontcry » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:31 am

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ArchRoark
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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:47 am

pimpsdontcry wrote:http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/student-laptop-program.html


Wow...

This program ensures that all student laptops will have the computing power and the proper software versions needed to handle the courses and multimedia presentations undertaken in the courses and clinics.


They can't offer you the software package they use for your own personal laptop... and seem to treat their students like morons.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby bucky0486 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:57 am

ArchRoark wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/student-laptop-program.html


Wow...

This program ensures that all student laptops will have the computing power and the proper software versions needed to handle the courses and multimedia presentations undertaken in the courses and clinics.


They can't offer you the software package they use for your own personal laptop... and seem to treat their students like morons.



The laptop weighs 5.5 lbs and is loaded with Vista... ugh...

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby PinkCow » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:35 am

bucky0486 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/student-laptop-program.html


Wow...

This program ensures that all student laptops will have the computing power and the proper software versions needed to handle the courses and multimedia presentations undertaken in the courses and clinics.


They can't offer you the software package they use for your own personal laptop... and seem to treat their students like morons.



The laptop weighs 5.5 lbs and is loaded with Vista... ugh...



Wow those are some awful specs. I bet they're dishing them out at retail price too.

...Yes, we know you already have a 2010 Macbook, but you're also going to need to buy an overpriced brick with the worst operating system since Windows ME. I mean, come on, these apps don't run on just any computer..

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby chrisbru » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:21 pm

cjs20 wrote:in by phone on 1/21! missed the call though....anyone have some insight for splitter scholarship potential? (2.96 and 169 oos).



You suck... 171/2.94 and I'm STILL WAITING!!! At least you give me hope for admission :-)

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby chrisbru » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:22 pm

chip3341 wrote:
bucky0486 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/student-laptop-program.html


Wow...

This program ensures that all student laptops will have the computing power and the proper software versions needed to handle the courses and multimedia presentations undertaken in the courses and clinics.


They can't offer you the software package they use for your own personal laptop... and seem to treat their students like morons.



The laptop weighs 5.5 lbs and is loaded with Vista... ugh...



Wow those are some awful specs. I bet they're dishing them out at retail price too.

...Yes, we know you already have a 2010 Macbook, but you're also going to need to buy an overpriced brick with the worst operating system since Windows ME. I mean, come on, these apps don't run on just any computer..



This is actually one HUGE turn-off about U of M. It seems utterly absurd to require laptop purchase. How much of a kickback does Lenovo give them?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby bucky0486 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:59 pm

bucky0486 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:
pimpsdontcry wrote:http://www.law.umn.edu/prospective/student-laptop-program.html


Wow...

This program ensures that all student laptops will have the computing power and the proper software versions needed to handle the courses and multimedia presentations undertaken in the courses and clinics.


They can't offer you the software package they use for your own personal laptop... and seem to treat their students like morons.



The laptop weighs 5.5 lbs and is loaded with Vista... ugh...



Check it out on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/T400-14-1-T9400-1 ... B002V0EOXG

$1,650!!!!

edit: Retail value (what price I imagine incoming students will pay) is $2,830... someone tell me I'm making a mistake here

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby masterthearts » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:52 pm

In!!!!!!!
Heard earlier this week. Any reason I should pick Minnesota over GULC, especially if I want to be in the Northeast?

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby ran12 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:54 pm

masterthearts wrote:In!!!!!!!
Heard earlier this week. Any reason I should pick Minnesota over GULC, especially if I want to be in the Northeast?


no

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:34 am

masterthearts wrote:In!!!!!!!
Heard earlier this week. Any reason I should pick Minnesota over GULC, especially if I want to be in the Northeast?


No. Get out of here.

Waitlisted as of this morning... Only heard via status checker, no email or anything (yet, at least). Pretty shitty if you ask me. 171/2.96. I'm not surprised, but still EXTREMELY disappointed.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Peameal » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:37 am

chrisbru wrote:
masterthearts wrote:In!!!!!!!
Heard earlier this week. Any reason I should pick Minnesota over GULC, especially if I want to be in the Northeast?


No. Get out of here.

Waitlisted as of this morning... Only heard via status checker, no email or anything (yet, at least). Pretty shitty if you ask me. 171/2.96. I'm not surprised, but still EXTREMELY disappointed.



Just waitlisted too, via email.
Very disappointed as well, for what it's worth.
:(

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby beachbum » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:37 am

Waitlisted. Huh.

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ArchRoark
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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:40 am

beachbum wrote:Waitlisted. Huh.


Same.

Funny because I was only considering attending if they offered me a super generous scholly.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby OrdinarilySkilled » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:41 am

Waitlisted also. Seems like no one wants to give me money.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby brokenwindows » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:42 am

Boo! Waitlisted here too. :(

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:45 am

beachbum wrote:Waitlisted. Huh.

Same

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gotti » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:46 am

ArchRoark wrote:
beachbum wrote:Waitlisted. Huh.


Same.

Funny because I was only considering attending if they offered me a super generous scholly.

whatever...you got into much better schools anyway :mrgreen:

Jen Loblaw
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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Jen Loblaw » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:52 am

WL'd via email. Boo. This was the one that I actually thought I would end up going to.

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby tropicalpeach » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:53 am

Sorry to those waitlisted :(

At least it seems like Minnesota is moving again in decisions....

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Gemini » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:56 am

Just got WL'ed too. Eff you, Minnesota!! :evil:

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Law Sauce » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:57 am

wait listed and fine with that. Minn saw through me :P

will withdraw for chris who clearly wants and deserves it more...

edited for 100th post: lol

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chrisbru
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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:59 am

beachbum wrote:Waitlisted. Huh.



Wow, I'm really surprised at that...

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:00 pm

Of those waitlisted this morning, did your review date update to 1/21 on Friday? Thanks

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Re: Minnesota 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:02 pm

received waitlist email this morning. will probably withdraw




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