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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: x60 or x60 tablet
« on: April 10, 2007, 03:22:34 PM »
and its also smaller than a regular X60 I believe

The tablet is larger and heavier than the regular X60 and the X60s.

The use of the words "large" and "heavy" add to much significance to the weight difference. We are not even talking about a full pound.

The X60 tablet is a convertible and serves just fine as a regular laptop. It's only when you swivel the scren that you notice the difference.

Depending on your configuration, the price penalty can be slight or severe. In either case though, it is worth it.

Oingo

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: x60 or x60 tablet
« on: April 10, 2007, 01:45:54 PM »
I have experience with the X41 tablet. Lenovo makes some really nice machines. The performance issues I experienced with my X41 are mostly gone in the X60 tablet.

Visit www.gottabemobile.com for a bunch of information and discussion about tablets in general.

As for the tablet usefulness in law school - yes it is worth getting, especially if you plan on using Onenote 2007. Others will disagree b ut either way you will end up with a fine machine.

Oingo

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Now onto a completely different topic :)

I have recently replaced the aforementioned X41 tablet with a Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro. This is a performance machine that will do it all. I use this program called "Parallels" to run Onenote 2007 and a few other XP programs that I still use. OS-X is such a pleasure to use! My school uses Securexam so there is a OS-X version available. Even if there wasn't, I'd would borrow a laptop (in my case, just use my old X41).

I'm in the gushing mode right now - perhaps in another month or so I may have something to gripe about (I suspect it might be network printer configuration related - this process is not as "smooth" as XP). Otherwise I am a happy camper!

Oingo

Specs? 15 inch Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro with 2 gigs ram and 120 gb HD

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This is the thread that will never die :)

Last year I wrote in this thread about my purchase of a X41 tablet. Aside from some [correctable] performance issues the machine has held up well and its successor, the X60 tablet pretty much resolves what I think is the last hurdle in fully embracing tablet technology. The Med students love tablets more becuase they spend more time on their feet taking notes etc etc. That said, there were many classroom situations (think Civ Pro) where diagramming on the fly was very very helpful. Onenote 2007 - I do not know what people did before this program came out. IMHO it is a much more workable solution than using word. The experience is more "enriching" when you are a tablet pc user because 2007 offers tablet specifc tools that make document manipulation easier (I will try and post examples later).

If you do decide to go the Lenovo route, make sure to allow sometimes up to a month for delivery. They have a history of serious supply change problems with certain models (including now the X60 tablet).

Oingo

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Nope, you don't HAVE to buy a new one. Just realize that law school will place certain stress on you and your computer. It will become an extension of you almost with as much time as you'll spend with it. Just make sure that whatever you got, you really REALLY like it.

Oingo

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We use secureexam so this isn't an issue at our school. Question to those using parallels - does the program partition off a section of your hard drive for running windows? Do you get to set it size? Can you recover it if you decide to remove the program?

Oingo

The new parallels uses the boot camp partition, prior to that it created its own image on the hd. You still have this option, but using the boot camp partition is superb.

That being said, parallels also has a cool viewing mode called "coherence" it puts your windows programs on the dock and integrates them into your workspace in OSX. It is super sick. I now use parallels more than actually booting into XP.

Dude, does that literally mean that I can run Onenote 2007 as if it were a literal Mac app?

wow.

Oingo

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We use secureexam so this isn't an issue at our school. Question to those using parallels - does the program partition off a section of your hard drive for running windows? Do you get to set it size? Can you recover it if you decide to remove the program?

Oingo

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Just thought I would let everyone know I got a MacBook Pro for a graduation present yesterday ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

It rocks.

Did you get the glossy screen? The matte?

How is it in general?

Oingo


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St Thomas, ranked for the first time, is in the third tier. Not bad considering that most new school start in the 4th tier. With the hire of Paulsen and other new faculty additions it may not be long before St Thomas becomes a 2nd tier school.

Oingo

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Anybody heading to Minnesota? University of St Thomas, in its first year of ranking has come out as a tier 3 which is pretty good when you consider the program is only 6 years old.

Plus, the best news of all came yesterday when it was announced that we hired away Michael Paulsen, a Con law scholar, from the University of Minnesota. We had him for a guest lecturer and he was rather good (gave a nice alternative view of the war powers clause).

http://www.stthomas.edu/law/appointments2007.asp

Oingo

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