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I want an upgraded graphics card not just for games I might play, but for video. I'm not sure an integrated graphics card will be able to handle movie playback very well, plus I'd like a tv-out on the card to be able to download movies and play them back on the TV. That's the only thing that the 6000 doesn't have, but I'm not sure if the extra cost of another model is worth it.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New Dell coupon
« on: July 08, 2005, 01:03:35 PM »
Really...I entered the coupon code into the box and it linked to an info thing stating that you could not use it on those models, and it wouldn't take any more money off at the checkout area. How do you get the education discount? I entered the site through the "higher education" link, but it seemed as though it only gave you like $50 off for personal student purchases.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New Dell coupon
« on: July 08, 2005, 11:54:36 AM »
I don't think you can even use that coupon because it cannot be used in conjunction with their "% off" deals, and they have some % off on every laptop they offer.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 07, 2005, 10:38:48 AM »
I'm going to spend around $800-900. Anything more than that is usually crap you don't need for a mobile computer.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 04, 2005, 12:39:14 AM »
Alc, you can't even find the product line at IBM's site without jumping through 50 different options. Dell at least has the laptops lined up side by side so you can see what the differences are. IBM has you choose all of the options before they even show you what they have. It's much less user friendly and horribly laid out. I would say that Dell's is leaps and bounds ahead of IBM's.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: July 03, 2005, 06:36:55 PM »
IBM gets the award for crappiest site for laptops. It is impossible to compare them. Dell's is sweet. I might get a dell just cuz of that.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Best Laptop for Law School?
« on: June 29, 2005, 02:23:34 PM »
How do you not see the difference? They have pictures and spec lists...very easy to comprehend....

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I've heard that laser isn't really that great unless you're printing thousands of pages a month. Modern good quality inkjets print text that is very close to  laser quality and can do nice pictures and graphics. Just do a google search for reviews. pcmagazine.com etc...

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That "picture book" is crap.

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Something that loulielawyer said struck a chord:

"I am realistic about the life I want to give my children and what it will take to do this.  I want to provide the best opportunities.  This might mean private schools or the chance to travel internationally or a debt free college education at the school of their dreams."

I think that your motivation behind your goals is good, but you are making a grave mistake: You equate having things and providing for your children as being a good parent. While they definitely need food, shelter, and certain other things to help them on their way, you're forgetting that the time it will take you to make the money to provide private schooling and world travels will be time at the office instead of with your children. I don't know about you, but I would take having my parent(s) at home w/me for the evening(as a youngster) over attending a private school any day of the week.

It's been my experience that those who attend the private schools and have parents that are never home end up being far more F'd up individuals than those going to public schools with parents that spend time with them.

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