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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: From DC or VA? Need advice ...
« on: April 14, 2006, 10:09:02 AM »
if you are only going to be able to spend a total of 10hours on the ground, i would choose just one of the schools to visit.  gulc would be easy to get to by hopping on a MARC train that will take you into union station which is two blocks from gulc's campus. 
i'm not familiar with charlottesville or how to get there. so i can't offer any suggestions on that front.
good luck.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Macintosh
« on: April 13, 2006, 01:23:27 PM »
I've read that the MacBook Pro has to run many of its applications through Rosetta since most applications haven't come out with new Intel-based Mac versions.  I've read that this includes MS Office.  Is anyone using the MBP now?  Have you noticed MS Word running any slower? What about your other applications? When do you think that a new MS Office for Macs will be introduced?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Macintosh
« on: April 11, 2006, 03:56:12 PM »
My fiance has a 15" PowerBook and it's pretty sweet.  She tried convincing me to just use hers, but I want one of my own.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Macintosh
« on: April 11, 2006, 03:41:59 PM »
ALso, Boot Camp will be available as part their next OS "Leopard" due out later this year.

I think I'll be buying a 15.4" MacBook Pro for law school.  They're just too d*mn sexy to resist.  It seems compatibility issues are no longer a viable excuse to stick with a PC.
My only conern is the size of the MBP - 5.5+ pounds and the dimensions are a little big.  And who knows when they will release a smaller versiou of this machine.  I've heard they're coming out with a smaller (12 or 13") Intel based iMac this summer - that might be a possiblity too.  I'll wait to buy a computer until this summer some time.


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How much do you think it will be to upgrade to OS X Leopard when it comes out later this year?  And how long until the 12 inch MacBook Pro comes out?  Would it be worth waiting until both of those two items come out?

Also, does anyone have a clue as to whether (or when) Dell's latitude line will move over to the Core-Duo architecture?  Should that concern even affect one's decision on which computer to get?

And, is the Sony VAIO TX series tough enough to withstand three years of law school use?

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sharsky - how much did you pay for your T43? also, did you get a three year extended warranty?

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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 www.apartmentratings.com 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.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Macbook Pro running Windows
« on: April 05, 2006, 11:58:38 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:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/business/business-apple.html?hp&ex=1144296000&en=dc434cd1f9e27431&ei=5094&partner=homepage

CNN's link to the story:
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/04/05/apple.software.ap/index.html

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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?

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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?

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