I'm not so sure. My brother has dealt with Thinkpad sales a lot in the past and he claims that early to mid summer is their slowest sales time, hence the great deals that are offered.
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« on: June 29, 2006, 12:33:21 PM »
I saw this review of the Macbook Pro, and I thought it was very balanced; it probably helps that two people reviewed it and discussed their disagreements...
people have POSITIVE things to say about 1L?
Absolutely. 2 attorney's I know say they loved 1L and law school. They enjoyed it far more than practicing law. They felt law school was stimulating and exciting, which most areas of the law are not when you've been doing the same kinds of cases for ten years.
« on: June 24, 2006, 10:02:06 PM »
Just make sure you can sleep at night.
After your dastardly deeds, be sure to take some Ambien.
It sounds like heat might be a problem, so you should try to eliminate it as a possibility. You can try to control the processor speed, and possibly put a ceiling on your voltage, doing so might lower your heat so that you can determine if something else is wrong. There are two programs I've used to manually control processor speed/throttling:
The second has the advantage that it may be able to directly control the CPU's voltage, in addition to controlling the processor speed and it can also monitor the temperature inside the laptop if you have the necesary sensors. The only annoying thing is that in order to work it requires Microsofts .NET framework version 2.0.
If you need some software for backing up your files, I've been using this program called syncback and I've been pretty happy with it:
They have two versions of their software, one is freeware and the other is a pay version. As near as I can tell, the freeware version should be adequate for 95% of people.
« on: June 21, 2006, 06:22:31 PM »
There is a 180 day trial available. I plan on trying it this fall.
Definitely a good plan. Getting your laptop in advance is a good idea too, I'm glad I've had the chance to work out some kinks now instead of in mid-August.
DEFINITELY get the warranty ... I got the best warranty possible (and because I ordered a Dell Latitude from the Outlet it was cheaper than when you buy a new product). I've had the laptop for almost a year now and the CD drive just started acting weird. I logged onto dell.com and chatted online with a support person who has just shipped me a 2-day delivery of a new CD. On top of that, my cat had scratched the laptop screen (nothing major, but annoying) and I asked if that was covered in my warranty. It is and so now I'm having a technician come tomorrow (literally, tomorrow) and replace my whole screen for free. These are actually really small things, but imagine if you lost all your data! (don't forget, yous hould DEFINITELY buy an external hard drive and USE it to back up your stuff regardless!)
Right on. "Dude, you're getting a Dell" - they should add to the tagline "you better get the extended warranty": http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32550
1. Is it too late? Can I go back and get one?
I doubt it. Give Lenovo a call. I suspect within the first 30 days, you can add the warranty for the same price you would have paid when you purchased it.
2. Should the fact that itís a ThinkPad allow me to rest easier?
Yes, but any machine can go bad...the accidental warranty is what covers you when that happens or when you damage your machine.