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Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 31, 2005, 02:28:08 PM »
Did you buy it over the phone?  Did you get any discounts?  I am looking for the cheapest way to buy.  As a Hastings student I can buy through Berkeley.  I am trying to figure out if that will actually save me any money or not.  They seel one with a 80 GB hd

I bought it over the phone through a phone number that was listed on the IBM/Lenovo education discount page that I was on.  Each state has their own programs, sometimes each school, and each program has a 4-digit extension/code linked to it that you should dial after the phone number to get prices quoted from that program's discounts.  Additionally, I had developed a relationship with one of the sales folks after calling back a few times with questions, and when I finally decided on a computer he threw in an extra 512MB of RAM for free, so I'd recommend a similar method.  I don't believe the sales folks there work on commission, but I think they do work on incentives for high sales volume.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 31, 2005, 05:33:58 AM »
If price is a concern, tool around on the IBM education sales site.  There are very good deals hidden in those pages.  I got my T43 for about $1300 less than it would have cost through the normal channels.

What specs does yours have and how much did it cost? I'm just wondering about the deal I got...

ThinkPad T43, Model 2668-94U
2Ghz CPU
1GB RAM
60GB UHS HD
15" SXGA+ LCD
CD+-RW/DVD ROM
Bluetooth/ABG Wireless
Fingerprint Reader
Additional 3-yr ThinkPad accidental damage coverage w/ on-site repair (the standard that comes with it is 3yr depot service and no accidental damage coverage)

$2655.03 after tax and shipping to NYC (tax rates vary on by state)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 30, 2005, 03:20:12 PM »
If price is a concern, tool around on the IBM education sales site.  There are very good deals hidden in those pages.  I got my T43 for about $1300 less than it would have cost through the normal channels.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OneNote Program Question
« on: May 30, 2005, 08:04:06 AM »
I downloaded OneNote, and it seems like it could be very useful, but I can't figure out how to use it.  Can someone tell me some of the basics?


Sorry to be a pain
There are tutorials available on Microsoft's website that are useful in getting you started.  After that, there are discussion boards and knowledge bases on the Microsoft website that can also help.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: ibm laptops-special feature that i need..
« on: May 30, 2005, 08:01:49 AM »
I just purchased a T43 and I love it.  I bought it online through IBM just before the switch to Lenovo, but by the time it arrived all the warranty info and docs had been switched to say Lenovo.  No change in my services though.  In fact, there really isn't any changes at all right now that would impact the consumer.

As for buying it, if you live in NYC there is a store on Madison Ave and 56th/55th streeet (I forget what it's called but it's on the east side of Madison on the corner) and they have T42s and X41s on display.  The T43 is structurally identical to the T42 except the T43 has an Express Card slot and a PC card slot instead of two PC Card slots.  Everything else, from the outside, is the same so you should be able to go anywhere that has a T42 and get a good sense of what the thing will look and feel like.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OneNote Program Question
« on: May 28, 2005, 07:41:20 AM »
sony offers a couple of good ones designed for large lecture halls... i forget the models, but if you go to their website www.sonystyle.com you'll see them.  not sure of other brands.  also, if you go to amazon.com and search on microphones you'll see several with user comments atteched.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Recommend a laptop!!!
« on: May 27, 2005, 06:22:39 AM »
How much did it set you back?

basic list was $2050, but after tax and a service upgrade from 3-year depot to 3-year on-site, and shipping, it totaled $2600

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Recommend a laptop!!!
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:12:59 PM »
I am the new, and happy, owner of a IBM (now Lenovo) ThinkPad T43.  15" screen, 1GB RAM, 60GB HD, fingerprint security, SXGA screen, etc.  It's great, I love it, I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a laptop for anything, including law school.  The keyboard is close to perfect, a plus for typing all those notes, it has built in wireless of course, built in bluetooth for PDA syncing or wireless mousing around, and the wonderful ThinkVantage suite of tools that makes customizing your laptop a snap and turns it into a highly functional and optimized tool.  I couldn't be happier about the buy, and thanks to my student discount it wasn't that pricy either.  And, as a plus, it plays games pretty well for those spare moments when you need to detox from your studies (I have Knights of the Old Republic running fine on the thing).  After owning computers (desk- and laptop) for 20 years this is the best piece of technology I've ever used.  Highly recommend.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Visited Pitt today!!!
« on: May 17, 2005, 04:28:27 PM »
I'm glad to see such enthusiasm.  I like Pitt so much I bought a house there  :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Lowest price laptop sale I've seen
« on: May 13, 2005, 04:01:00 PM »
You can't pick up girls without a dell.

You can't pick up girls without a G5. A much sexier machine.

 you can't pick up girls without arms - at least it would be difficult, but not impossible, if you had a ThinkPad

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