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Wait List / Re: CARDOZO WAITLIST!!
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:37:30 PM »
i got the very same letter yesterday.  pretty ridiculous that they would even send it out in the first place.  i mean, i sent in my application in the very beginning of february...and now 5 months later when pretty much everyone has decided, they waitlist me?  please.  i wouldve been fine with the waitlist if it was like 2 months ago, but july is a bit late. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:11:18 AM »
i personally like the WXGA+ screen.  i just like having the extra screen real estate.  the fonts are obviously a bit smaller, but you can fix that by making the text bigger in your web browser and zooming in to like 125% in MS Word.

Thank you donvito...I really appreciate your help!

donvito, when you make these adjustments (make the text bigger), how do you find character quality? Are the letters/numbers/lines(Excel) sharp and clear like on a desktop or do you find the "print" a little "fragile" looking (sorry about the word "fragile"...I am trying to find out if the text looks good and can't think of quite the right word).

The reason I ask is, I have not been able to find a T61 screen to look at, only a T60 at Best Buy. So unfortunately I have not been able to see a WXGA+ or a WXGA to examine. Although different, I did recently see a D420 (12" screen). The text and images were quite small. When I enlarged them-- while they became a little larger, the letter quality was not particularly good...it was a little like using a digital zoom on a camera (blowing-up a captured image as opposed to enlarging the actual image). The characters were not clear, but instead presented as if a "blown-up" version of the original (not bold and sharp). Not a big deal if used occassionally, but not ideal to look at on a permanent basis.

Thank you very much donvito for your help...it is very much appreciated!

Well on MS Word, the 100% zoom, which is the default, Times New Roman isnt particularly bad at 12 point.  My vision doesnt get strained while looking at the words.  If you were to zoom a bit, say 125%, the fonts don't look that bad -- but I guess to make up for the loss in quality, the words appear as if they are bold.  When I bold the font, it is very easy to differentiate from what is bold from normal.

Here is the print screen of an example.  I didnt bold a word here though.  I'm not sure how these pictures will turn out on your monitor though...but it's better than nothing.  Make sure that your browser DOES NOT re-size these pictures.  Firefox and IE tend to re-size the picture to fit the page.  You can fix this by just zooming to 100%.


http://uploader.ws/upload/200707/word_document.jpg

I know it says 100% on the picture, but it is 125%

This is what a web page looks like in IE at 125%.

http://uploader.ws/upload/200707/web_page.jpg


The fonts actually look pretty clear.  The advertisement on the right is a bit pixelated though.

My vision isnt too horrible -- I do need glasses to look at a blackboard from far away -- and to watch a movie in a theater, but I find that I don't have too much difficulty reading text at 100% on my screen.

Hope this helps!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 09, 2007, 08:22:49 PM »
I am struggling a bit as far as whether or not to get the WXGA+ screen or the WXGA screen (T61). It is my understanding that the 4th of July sale ends today (7/9) and I am therefore hoping to place my order tonight...we'll see.

Can anyone please comment on their impressions/experiences/thoughts on these two screeens? Has anyone seen them both to compare? Can anyone that has either please share their impressions.

Thank you very much!


i personally like the WXGA+ screen.  i just like having the extra screen real estate.  the fonts are obviously a bit smaller, but you can fix that by making the text bigger in your web browser and zooming in to like 125% in MS Word.

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Well it depends on what Best means.  If youre going by US News rankings you probably have the numbers to get into Iowa, Indiana, and Wisconsin. All are top 40 schools.  Wisconsin is actually a pretty attractive school.  Madison is very nice and the school as a reasonable pull in Chicago.  My friend will be a 2L there in the fall.

Where are you from and where do you want to practice?

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i would say brooklyn and cardozo are locks.  fordham is a possibility, but you should be accepted if you go part-time with them.  loyola-la is fine.  USC and UCLA are reaches to be honest.  but since it seems that youre a bit older, i think you could prove to be an attractive candidate for them. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 03, 2007, 02:12:01 AM »
i dont really have an issue reading the text on my t61 with wxga+.  i personally think there is no difference if i increase the font size in my web browser or magnified view in Word.  i personally like having a little bit more desktop space anyways. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 01, 2007, 07:12:42 PM »
Has anyone heard anything (positive or negative) about the Dell M1330? I just played with one in the mall and I really like it.

it's pretty pricey for my tastes, but there's no doubt it's a top of the line system.  you could also try the m1230, the previous model.  those are pretty cheap now and arent that bad.

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my enterprise should becoming today too. how much did you get it for?

for free.  my friend works for a medical company that has MSDN (microsoft developer network) which gives him free access to a lot of Microsoft's products.

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i just installed office 2007 enterprise.  gonna try and get acquainted with OneNote before school starts.

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SamSpade -- did you consider your first year to be particularly difficult?  how much effort did you put in to the earn the grades that you received.  i'm gonna go to BLS in the fall so i'm just asking.

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