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Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread

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Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #720 on: April 04, 2007, 10:58:34 AM »
yup.

I looooooove it.  Got it in late Dec.

The 17" MBP is not a "normal" 17" laptop.

I figured you had some 17" monstrosity that was three inches think.

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« Reply #721 on: April 04, 2007, 11:07:18 AM »
Mine's about 2 inches thick, and in the 7-8 pound range (according to the website).  It's great because I can have two docs open, side by side.  Mainly I got it because I'm a photo geek, so I love being able to search for photos while still keep Adobe open.  On the academic side, it's great because I have be reading a PDF file on the right while taking notes on the word doc on the left.

I've heard rumors of people taking their class notes on a PDA with collapsible keyboard.  I wonder how successful they are with such a small screen.  I imagine it could work, but I'd feel the need to immediately run to the computer lab after class and go over them again on a full screen to clean them up.

Same here.

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« Reply #722 on: April 04, 2007, 11:09:38 AM »
I never reviewed my notes in undergrad...maybe I should start doing that in law school.

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« Reply #723 on: April 04, 2007, 11:13:53 AM »
I think my macbook pro is about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick.  Really not bad!

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« Reply #724 on: April 04, 2007, 11:15:47 AM »
I think my macbook pro is about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick.  Really not bad!

Nope, but 17" Apple laptops are an exception.

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« Reply #725 on: April 04, 2007, 11:19:43 AM »
I just ordered the Dell XPS1210. It's about 4 lbs, but only has a 12 inch screen. I wanted something really lightweight and compact. It fits the bill, but is also durable and full of all the bells and whistles I wanted.

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« Reply #726 on: April 04, 2007, 11:41:15 AM »
I realized a week ago that I need to get a new computer after all. Probably the Macbook, although I have a Powerbook G4 now and love the 15" screen. I feel like it'd be kind of bulky though for carryingt to class

the 15" macbook pro only weighs about 5 pounds.

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« Reply #727 on: April 04, 2007, 11:42:11 AM »
I realized a week ago that I need to get a new computer after all. Probably the Macbook, although I have a Powerbook G4 now and love the 15" screen. I feel like it'd be kind of bulky though for carryingt to class

the 15" macbook pro only weighs about 5 pounds.

It's significantly more expensive than the MacBook, though.

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« Reply #728 on: April 04, 2007, 11:43:35 AM »
I realized a week ago that I need to get a new computer after all. Probably the Macbook, although I have a Powerbook G4 now and love the 15" screen. I feel like it'd be kind of bulky though for carryingt to class

the 15" macbook pro only weighs about 5 pounds.

It's significantly more expensive than the MacBook, though.

oh sorry, i misread, i thought she said she wanted the pro.

in which case, the new macbook only weighs about 4 pounds.

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Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #729 on: April 04, 2007, 11:53:31 AM »
Yeah the weight difference between the Macbook and Pro is 0.4 lbs or so. But I was thinking of the extra bulk just from the fact that it's bigger. And yeah, it's definitely more expensive (and since I don't run a lot of graphics or do programming or anything, I can't really justify getting the more expensive, powerful one, other than for aesthetic reasons :P)

400 to 600$ difference is incredibly large for simple asthetics. Although I hear that the MacBook is brittle where as the Pro is far sturdier.