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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Georgetown people-- where are you going to live?
« on: April 05, 2006, 10:07:20 AM »
I have a friend who lives in Mass Court.  he seems to really like.  The kitchens are amazing - granite counter tops, awesome new appliances.  As far as ammenities, it seems to be a great place.  but you might want to check out and go to DC and look up Mass COurt.  i'm pretty sure there are a couple of scathing reviews of the place.  also, it's expensive unless you have a roommate or two.  but Mass Court's convenience can only be beat by the dorm on campus. With all of the new condos and apartment buildings going up in Gallery PLace, it's getting to be a pretty expensive part of town.

as for where i'm living - my fiancee and i are currently looking. we've been checking out craigslist and the washington city paper classifieds. We really like the Logan Circle area and there are a few apartments in the Thomas Cirlce area that are both convenient and affordable.  there are quite a few useful links on the housing website that you can access from the admitted students website.

Incoming 1Ls / Macbook Pro running Windows
« on: April 05, 2006, 09:58:38 AM »
Apple is releasing a program called Boot Camp to run windows. this makes the laptop hunt a bit more complicated.....

NY Times link to the story:

CNN's link to the story:

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Non-Tablet Laptop for Law School
« on: April 04, 2006, 02:44:49 PM »
the vaio tx series looks sick! anybody have any experience with those little things? my concern, besides the price tag, would be how durable it will be?  would that little computer stand up to three years of law school?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Non-Tablet Laptop for Law School
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:55:32 PM »
i've heard the X1's keyboard is pretty cramped. i'll have to check it out before i committ to it. as for dells -  fortunately gulc has some one on site to take care of them (at least that's what i think i read - i may have to put in a call to their IT dept. to make sure).

as for thinkpads - i've heard nothing but positive things about them. 

i would love to stay under $2000 with an extended battery, extra RAM and a tiny computer. thoughts?

Incoming 1Ls / Non-Tablet Laptop for Law School
« on: April 04, 2006, 12:26:15 PM »
Although there is a fantastic thread on laptops and the people posting there are quite knowledgable on IT matters, the focus of the thread seems to have shifted to Tablet PC's.  I was hoping to get a discussion going on other laptops as I'm not particularly interested in Tablet PC's.

I was thinking about Dell's D410 or X1 - although I have heard terrible things about Dell's quality and customer service. I've also read great things about Lenovo/IBM Thinkpads - particularly the T series. I want something small that won't be a pain to carry around everyday.  ANd I want something that will hold up three years of being lugged around all the time. Any thoughts?

What are other people thinking about laptops (other than tablets)?

i also enjoyed the financial aid presentation.  the guy was a straight-shooter. his answers were helpful and i know if i ever have any questions or concerns, his office can clear it all up.

as for the rest of the weekend, i thought it was just ok. i'm looking forward to starting their in the fall as gulc was/is my first choice, but i don't think they did a great job of selling the place (although the free coffee mug and pleather portfolio were nice).

i sat in on a property class with a friend who is a 1L.  i didn't really understand a whole lot of the discussion.  i did observe everyone on the internet, email or IM. there was a really positive vibe in the classroom though.  all the students seemed very congenial.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Macintosh
« on: March 20, 2006, 04:48:44 PM »
I've heard that at Georgetown you write out your exams in MS Word and then just burn it onto a CD and turn the CD in.  And in the technology section of their website they spell out system requirements for personal notebooks and they include both PC and Mac.  GULC's website even has direct links to the online Apple Store.  So it would seem that using a Mac at GULC wouldn't be a problem.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official I'm Going to X School Thread
« on: March 18, 2006, 07:19:06 PM »

How much is the IBM employee discount? 

Also, is the T60 available yet? If not, does anyone know when it will be available? If it is available, how much longer will the T43 be available?  And does the T60 have that many upgrades that make it worth waiting for? I should add that I would only be using it for pretty basic stuff - Word, internet, music, etc.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How are you spending your time until 1L starts?
« on: February 23, 2006, 09:35:11 AM »
Getting married and moving.

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