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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Note-taking software
« on: July 26, 2007, 01:53:24 PM »
I was going to start a thread on this...

Take a few hours and learn how to use OneNote 2007.  Microsoft has a full version 30 day trial online somewhere if you don't already have it on your computer.  It is an unbelievable program.  Really the nicest thing Microsoft has put out in a long time.  Take a look, I bet you'll like it.

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Hey all-

There seem to be some pretty knowledgeable and frugal technology people heading off to law school...

I'm going to be using a 12.1" laptop in class with a docking station.  I'm looking for a reasonably priced, reasonably high quality monitor which is reasonably large.  Any suggestions?  I like widescreens, but anything larger than 12.1" is going to be really useful!  Thanks a ton for any advice.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 07:46:00 PM »
Not sure which way I'm going to go... but when I do, do any of you knowledgeable laptop users have any recommendations on cases?  I'm thinking about one of those soft foam cases inside of my bag from undergrad...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:35:30 AM »
another option?  if i'm not going to get an x and an ultrabase, i might want a little bigger screen... i'd probably bump these features up a little...

   Latitude D630
Featured at
$1,267
As low as $0/month1
Dell Preferred AccountApply | Learn More
 
   
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7100 (1.80GHz) 2M L2 Cache, 800MHz Dual Core
14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCD Panel
2.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
128MB NVIDIA® Quadro NVS 135M™
80GB Hard Drive, 9.5MM, 5400RPM
   
Genuine Windows® XP Professional, SP2, with media
8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD™
Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Dual-Band Mini Card
3 Year Limited Warranty plus 3 Year NBD On-site Service and CompleteCare
ComputracePlus- 3 Year

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:33:07 AM »
lighter screen = different technology = less power consumption = longer battery life

the x61s also has a lower power consumption processor, again for longer battery life.



you're right, i didn't catch the processor difference.  think that is enough to justify the cost?  and what of these crazy long delays... will they be straight with me if i call and do an order over the phone instead of online?

No they will not be straight with you.  They have never once been so with me.  Sorry to sound so bitter but it really is the truth.  They have an incentive to make you believe you will get it soon, I have no incentive to give you warning.  Just prepare yourself for 2 months and then it will not suck so bad.

that just isn't acceptable... i need this in my hands by orientation.  i really want a lenovo, but maybe i should just go with the dell offer through UT (which includes 24hr service on-site):

Latitude D430
Featured at
$1,459
As low as $0/month1
Dell Preferred AccountApply | Learn More
 
   
Intel Core2 Duo Processor ULV U7600 (1.20GHz, 533Mhz)
12.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCD Panel
2GBMB DDR2 SDRAM, (1GB Integrated) 2 DIMMs
60GB Hard Drive, 8MM, 4200RPM
   
Genuine Windows® XP Professional, SP2, with media
D-Bay w/ 8X DVD with Cyberlink Power DVD™
Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Dual-Band Mini Card
3 Year Limited Warranty plus 3 Year NBD On-site Service and CompleteCare
ComputracePlus- 3 Year

Your telling me it just isn't acceptable (i've tried that argument with Lenovo fyi... didn't get me anywhere).  Regarding the Dell... I don't really know what Lenovo's return policy is, but you could always order from both to ensure you have the computer.  If Lenovo ships in time, just cancel your Dell order.  The only way I could see that backfiring is if they both happen to ship on the exact same day, then you might have to pay the shipping on the return. 

that's not a bad idea, anyone else have any thoughts on that dell deal?  i've been trying to talk myself out of it for the higher quality lenovo...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:28:18 AM »
lighter screen = different technology = less power consumption = longer battery life

the x61s also has a lower power consumption processor, again for longer battery life.



you're right, i didn't catch the processor difference.  think that is enough to justify the cost?  and what of these crazy long delays... will they be straight with me if i call and do an order over the phone instead of online?

No they will not be straight with you.  They have never once been so with me.  Sorry to sound so bitter but it really is the truth.  They have an incentive to make you believe you will get it soon, I have no incentive to give you warning.  Just prepare yourself for 2 months and then it will not suck so bad.

that just isn't acceptable... i need this in my hands by orientation.  i really want a lenovo, but maybe i should just go with the dell offer through UT (which includes 24hr service on-site):

Latitude D430
Featured at
$1,459
As low as $0/month1
Dell Preferred AccountApply | Learn More
 
   
Intel Core2 Duo Processor ULV U7600 (1.20GHz, 533Mhz)
12.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCD Panel
2GBMB DDR2 SDRAM, (1GB Integrated) 2 DIMMs
60GB Hard Drive, 8MM, 4200RPM
   
Genuine Windows® XP Professional, SP2, with media
D-Bay w/ 8X DVD with Cyberlink Power DVD™
Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Dual-Band Mini Card
3 Year Limited Warranty plus 3 Year NBD On-site Service and CompleteCare
ComputracePlus- 3 Year

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:22:43 AM »
To me, the longer battery life is worth it.  I already have a desktop so my laptop will be strictly for mobile use and I often like to study in strange places that may not have outlets.   ;)

If I intended the laptop for both mobile and home use, I'd probably get a T series for the larger screen.

I can't answer anything about the delays.  Tomorrow is the estimated ship date for mine (ordered on 7/5). 



my dad is giving me an old 17" lcd and wireless keyboard/mouse, so my plan is to get an x series and the ultrabase thing.  i'm hoping to spend about 1600 all in.  i'm not sure the "s" is worth it, but i really don't know a ton about this kinda thing...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 02:17:33 AM »
lighter screen = different technology = less power consumption = longer battery life

the x61s also has a lower power consumption processor, again for longer battery life.



you're right, i didn't catch the processor difference.  think that is enough to justify the cost?  and what of these crazy long delays... will they be straight with me if i call and do an order over the phone instead of online?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 01:10:41 AM »
visa discount doesn't stack with epp.

"stack with epp"? what are you saying?  is there a better discount? i'm ordering a x61 tomorrow.

hehe.  do your homework.  epp = employee purchase program.  if you know anybody at IBM you get 15% off website prices (lenovo.com/ibmepp), then on top of that you can stack the tailormade discount.

and then occasionally there are coupons on top.  im waiting for a little while.  probably order around late august.  after i know where i'm going.

what's your recommendation on buying a x61?

also, is the lighter screen the only reason to order an x61s and do you think it is worth it?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« on: July 23, 2007, 12:23:37 AM »
visa discount doesn't stack with epp.

"stack with epp"? what are you saying?  is there a better discount? i'm ordering a x61 tomorrow.

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