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Laptops

Laptops
« on: November 25, 2008, 10:17:47 PM »
I'm considering buying a laptop on Black Friday because i desperately need a new one. However, I do know of some UGs that require you to buy a laptop from the university itself. Are there any law schools that have such a policy? If so, which ones and how common is it? For the record, I have looked at several school websites for their policies. I could not find one that specifically required a university-bought laptop, but there were a couple that I wasn't sure on: GLUC, UVA, and UChi.

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 10:36:17 PM »
I never ran into anywhere that requires a laptop specifically from them.

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 10:42:47 PM »
I think most schools just have standards your laptop is supposed to meet, and some will only offer IT support if you buy their recommended brand.  I can't imagine if you walked in with a brand new Dell they'd say "Sorry, kid, you can't register for classes unless you buy one of our Thinkpads."

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 10:19:17 AM »
I'm considering buying a laptop on Black Friday because i desperately need a new one. However, I do know of some UGs that require you to buy a laptop from the university itself. Are there any law schools that have such a policy? If so, which ones and how common is it? For the record, I have looked at several school websites for their policies. I could not find one that specifically required a university-bought laptop, but there were a couple that I wasn't sure on: GLUC, UVA, and UChi.

You definitely don't need a university-bought laptop for UChi. The ones you can buy through the school are just stock Dells. They don't even make us use PCs or anything--Macs are quite popular.

Re: Laptops
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 10:53:41 PM »
so what did you end up doing?

Re: Laptops
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 07:48:50 AM »
Well I didn't get in line early enough to get the laptop I wanted on Black Friday but I plan on getting a refurbished Dell online.

Re: Laptops
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 09:25:18 AM »
OMG, i hate dells...

Re: Laptops
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 09:42:04 AM »
Dells suck. Mine had problems before exams each and every semester. Then I got a macbook.

Minnesota has, in the past, required that you get a laptop through them. I don't know if they're planning on doing that again.

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Re: Laptops
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 10:03:46 AM »
I'll just chime in and say I like Dells, I've owned seven, no mech problems, software issues, but I'm pretty handy with that. I gues the key is to get a new one every 18 months before they wear out.

Re: Laptops
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 10:07:19 AM »
OMG, i hate dells...
Whats wrong with Dells? What do I not know?