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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 09, 2006, 11:07:07 PM »
seems like there's a lot of x60/x60s supporters here.  i just ordered my x60s on friday, but if you can, you should try to get the employee discount.  my friend got me an x60s that is retailed at $1999 for $1499.

I'm not digging the employee discount because it just complicates things when you deal with a warranty.

Oh god, please explain.


It's my understanding:

1. When you buy a machine through the employee discount, you're not supposed to resell it.  To the end of preventing those sales, they won't honor the tranfer of a warranty for someone who has a machine bought through the employee purchase program (EPP) who didn't purchase the machine.  So, if you bought it under an IBM employee's discount, you can send it in for repairs but no one else can.

2 The exchange/return period of 30 days for normal Thinkpad purchases doesn't exist for EPP purchases.  Once you buy it, you can only send it in for repairs...you can't get your money back and you couldn't trade it for a different model.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 08, 2006, 02:52:44 PM »
Why is a power switch important?

Without a power switch on the device you have a few options:
-Leave it on all the time.

or

-Disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter from the drive...it looks too small to have a built in power supply (this is the worst option since you stress the drive).
-Disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter from the wall (depending on the AC adapter setup and your home electrical arrangement you can literally see sparks fly at times before the ground makes contact).
-Or put the AC adapter on a power strip with a switch.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: July 08, 2006, 03:25:43 AM »
In case anyone is looking for an external hard drive go along with their laptop:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7821912&ref=39&loc=01&type=product&id=1142294266608

It comes with great specs (7200 rpm, 16 MB buffer), and the price is pretty good too.  Though, 300 GB might be a bit overkill for most. 

Hopefully Maxtor added a power switch.

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On average you have a higher income, earning potential, and intelligence than Windows users.  You do not suck.

The data do not lie. 

I am genuinely interested in seeing the data.  Was it strictly considering home users?  If it included all users of the OS, did the study break out enterprise and small business users?  It seems as though it might be difficult to get a handle on the backgrounds of employees for a company that has 10,000-100,000 site licenses for a variety of MS OSs.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 12 inch laptops ok?
« on: July 05, 2006, 12:24:39 PM »
The Asus w7j (13 inch laptop) is 1280x800.

For some reason the website the OP included says:
13.3 WXGA Color Shine (glare type) & Crystal Shine (high brightness) - (1280 x 768)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 12 inch laptops ok?
« on: July 05, 2006, 03:53:14 AM »
I have a 12 inch and I like it.  I think people recommend the largest screens so that you can edit two documents side-by-side.

I'm not sure how much you'd be gaining with that particular 13 inch laptop.  It looks like the 12 inch laptop is widescreen with a resolution of 1280X800 while the 13 inch is more square with a resolution of 1280X768.  I can't find the exact width of the 12 inch, but I'd suspect they're similar widths.  I'd say go for the lighter 12 inch with the better battery life.

The Portable One laptop is quite interesting.  I'm not familiar with the brand but they have good component selections and the two battery pack inclusion is unique.  If you end up getting it, I'd be curious to hear what you think of it.

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Zip drive is a poor option for backup because Iomega is out of business a while back, the disc are expensive, and storage size is small.

I wouldn't recommend Zip disks for backup but you're wrong about Iomega - they are still in business and sell a variety of products: http://www.iomega.com/global/index.jsp

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You never know...maybe he bates masters.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: One more time... Mac vs. PC
« on: July 02, 2006, 07:59:28 PM »
Just got my Macbook, I'm loving to so far, BUT i think its funny that a few apps that i've tried to download (open office) aren't supported for intel-based Mac Machines... So right out of the box there are compatibility issues... I'm sure more compatible software will be released soon.

In the past, I found OO a little more challenging to get running on OSX...mainly because you either need it to run out of X11 or you need to do some kludging to get it to run with Darwin.  It sounds like times haven't changed dramatically.

There is an alternative; I believe someone took OO and made it run a little smoother with OSX.  It's called NeoOffice: http://www.neooffice.org/

It should have everything OO has and it looks like they have Intel Mac ports available for download.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Study Time for L1 Classes
« on: June 30, 2006, 02:21:32 PM »
Tine management is a big key to law school success.

Seconded, be sure to keep good track of all your forks.

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