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Please tell me where I can find a laptop with similar specifications as a Macbook and Macbrook pro for half the price of one.   

Ok, I'll bite:

Macbook (13 inch): $1300

2.0GHz

    * Intel Core 2 Duo
    * 2GB DDR3 Memory
    * 160GB hard drive1
    * NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (onboard) graphics
    * Standard keyboard
    * Aluminum unibody


Dell (13 inch inspiron):

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-13?c=us&cs=19&l=en&ref=lthp&s=dhs

Core 2 Duo (2ghz)
2Gb memory
320gig HDD
Onboard Graphics
$679

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Macbook pro (15 inch): $2000

15-inch: 2.4GHz
2 gig memory
250gig hard drive
Discrete graphics (9600M)

Dell(15 inch studio 15): $984

http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndwra2&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&kc=productdetails~laptop_studio_15

2.4ghz processor
4gig memory (2x as much)
250 gig hard drive
Discrete graphics hd3450 (comparable to the apple)



That's not even looking for coupon codes and deals. That's another thing: you pretty much have to pay sticker for the mac. You can find deals on PCs. 


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You're paying for better quality of life!  Using my mac makes me happy every day, and the components integrate especially well with other peripherals (I use an iPod touch as a PDA).  Outrageously easy to back up files and restore your computer in the event of a total hard drive meltdown.  Solid operating system (Vista, seriously?) and in the event that you absolutely need windows, you can still run it on part of your hard drive.

I like my PC quality of life :-) Windows 7 Beta FTW.

To the OP, WAIT until windows 7 is out to buy a PC (around August).


I probably should have said identical in the key spec categories - Processor, Memory, and Video card, but alas that ship has sailed.

Nevertheless -

Between the Dell you listed, there appears to be a difference in processor and memory.  The Apples all use the Core 2 Duo 1066MHz FSB with 3 MB onboard cache, the dells listed use 800MHz FSB, 2MB.

The memory on the Apples is 1066MHz again versus 667MHz for the first listed Dell and 800 MHz for the second.


Other differences

The first Dell has onboard video made by Intel while the Apple has NVidia GeForce chipsets in all their laptops. 

The Nvidia chipset in the Powerbook is also contains dual video cards that you can switch around.

Plus Snow Leopard OS X, the next version, has been built specifically to work with multicore  processors.





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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 21, 2009, 03:24:48 PM »
Yes! Waitlisted at IU, just what I was hoping for.

Your 3:1 = WL:acceptance (9 WL's & 3 acceptances) is the stuff OL's will be talking about for years.  While not ideal, it's at least somewhat prestigious!

I have the feeling I'm not done yet - I have my two holds at WUSTL and Northwestern waiting, with UCLA and SMU waiting for a first decision.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 21, 2009, 10:04:54 AM »
Yes! Waitlisted at IU, just what I was hoping for.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 06, 2009, 10:40:05 PM »
Such an amazing day.

Officially rejected from Cornell, and my application has been held by WUSTL. 

It is bizarre that places like WUSTL are still holding apps. 


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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 03, 2009, 09:50:31 AM »
It appears that I've been rejected from Cornell.

No official notice, but status checker is at decision with no Admitted Students stuff so I'm officially shut out of the Ivies.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: April 02, 2009, 10:33:49 PM »
Is anyone else mildly annoyed that Northwestern claims they want applicants with 2 years work experience in an attempt to drive up applications to the school, and then simply rejects everyone who doesn't fall into their LSAT/GPA alogrithm?

Not everyone. At TLS someone with a 3.6/173 with 2 years WE was outright rejected.


I also don't see how asking for that will drive up applicants unless there is a huge segment of people with 2+ years WE who forgot that numbers still matter more than WE.

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 28, 2009, 01:02:52 PM »
Turned down at Emory, not even waitlisted...I really thought I had a good shot.


Same here.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: March 27, 2009, 09:35:47 AM »
good stuff tc.  how will baylor stack up against UA?

They will need to offer me money.  Waco is a place that I have no desire of living unless I can go for free and even then it is unlikely.  Even though having immediate family nearby would be nice, it is not something I will factor into my decision. 

Plus I'm kind of peturbed it took them so long to give a decision.  They only did so after I emailed wondering what the heck was up with my app. 

If they offer me money, I'll visit and see what's what, but I have a soft spot for Bama at this point since they have treated me the best out of every school I've applied to.  The attention they have showered on me has earned them some points in my book.


Congrats tc!

Thank you!

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: March 25, 2009, 09:22:35 AM »
After 6 months Baylor finally decided to accept me.


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