If you own a desktop, I'd recommend the MacBook Air. I have one, and it's fantastic. Super light-weight, nice bright screen, and fairly fast. The battery life is great and with all the heavy books, the light weight is worth it. You can install Windows for test-taking, too. That said, if you don't have a desktop it's harder to recommend the air. I use mine almost exclusively, but I do have a desktop to fall back on if I need a CD/DVD Rom, or a little more processing power.
Quote from: ABN319 on May 20, 2008, 09:18:30 PMwell this has all been very helpful. I have been leaning towards a MAC, particularly the black Macbook, but I am not sure yet. does anyone have any advice on what brand of PCs are most reliable? I mean, for law school purposes, is one better than another?http://www.pcmag.com/download_thank_you/0,1220,d=3666,00.asphas a great survey attached to it. It shows that Macs score the best in most reliability and customer satisfaction categories. I called the network guy at the law school I'll be attending and he gave me some good input about which notebooks the law students like.
well this has all been very helpful. I have been leaning towards a MAC, particularly the black Macbook, but I am not sure yet. does anyone have any advice on what brand of PCs are most reliable? I mean, for law school purposes, is one better than another?
Thank you very much. It is a good idea to call the network person at your school. I have talked to a few students about it and everyone seems to have their own personal preference. I think because my school is so small and a laptop is not required, they might just tell me that any notebook would suffice. Did you purchase one yet? Which one? If not, which one are you leaning towards?
Does anyone have any opinions on the mini laptops like the one HP has. I am thinking about it but not sure if it would be a good buy. I don't need tons of hard drive space but I do need a decently fast computer [my toshiba is SO SLOW]. Any advice??
^^ I figure I can use my toshiba for exams and my mini notebook for everyday. It just seems so much better than lugging around my big toshiba.