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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2005, 09:17:49 PM »
Thanks for all of your help.
It seems, that for the person with the medium finger size the best way is to buy Dell 700m with 3 year warranty and a modular floppy drive...

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2005, 04:23:48 PM »
I'd go 700m over 600m. I think the 600m is too cheaply manufactured (as mine's about to go back to dell for the second time in about 1.5 yrs of ownership) for the abuse of dragging it around to classes and such everyday. I know lots of 600m users w/problems, but I haven't heard the same from 700m's. Yeah, they're smaller, but when you've got to carry that plus a few casebooks...nothing wrong w/smaller.

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2005, 10:15:31 PM »
any word on the Dell 6000?  I'm kind of looking to buy it

EDIT: or whatever the hell is on sale at Dell in 5 months

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2005, 10:50:49 PM »
Anyone thinking about getting a tablet pc? 

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2005, 10:14:30 AM »
any word on the Dell 6000?  I'm kind of looking to buy it

EDIT: or whatever the hell is on sale at Dell in 5 months

Just that its big and heavy.  But you can certainly get good deals on the 6000.
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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2005, 11:51:33 AM »
my dad has a 700m, while it's nice, I wouldn't want it for lawschool, but I'm a bit of a laptop geek.
The 700m has a nice screen, good battery life, and is small and light, but I find the keyboard cramped (I'm 6'2" w/big hands).

I own an Inspiron 8200 that's about 4 years old now. It still works, after years of school and work abuse, which is saying something, I think. It's kind of falling apart, but it still works. So Dell, in my mind, makes a decent laptop.

I would check out IBM as well. Even though they are now manufactured by Lenovo, they are supposedly still the bomb-proof workhorses that they used to be.



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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2005, 12:41:14 PM »
700m = 4.1 lbs
600m = 5.38 lbs
6000 = 6.65 lbs

do people really make laptop decisions based on the fact that one weighs a pound more?

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2005, 12:45:03 PM »
Do class rooms have outlets? Is three hours of battery life enough to last for the day?

Completely depends on the law school, but every school I've visited so far has had an outlet for every seat in every room.

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2005, 12:52:06 PM »
Do class rooms have outlets? Is three hours of battery life enough to last for the day?

Completely depends on the law school, but every school I've visited so far has had an outlet for every seat in every room.

Don't count on it though. My school uses 2 buildings, one of which does not yet have outlets in the rooms for laptops.

As for the weight of the laptop...yea, a pound or two seems like nothing, until you've lugging around a couple of casebooks and hornbooks along with your laptop.  It's not top priority for everyone, but it was for me and I love the decision I made.

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Re: Choosing the Laptop for Law School
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2005, 08:55:40 PM »
Whatever you choose, wait until next summer to buy it.  You'll be able to buy something then that is out of your price range today.

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