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

Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #820 on: May 20, 2007, 11:24:41 AM »
Bought my HP DV6358 special edition from bestbuy last week.  Love it.  ;D

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Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #821 on: May 20, 2007, 01:27:21 PM »
I am anxiously tracking my HP dv6500 via FedEx. I bought it last week and it should arrive any day now!

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Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #822 on: May 20, 2007, 03:24:41 PM »
OK - just bought an X60s ... Lenovo has a 25% off Memorial Day sale, and I was too impatient to wait for the hyped up Independence Day sale.

Any recommendations for a good, portable, external optical drive?  I'd like to get a DVD/R.

Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #823 on: May 20, 2007, 04:06:28 PM »
All right, I'm about to pull the trigger on a MacBook Pro 15" and I need some advice.

2.33 GHZ processor vs. 2.13 GHZ processor - worth the extra $$? Or is it not a big difference?

I checked with my law school, and examsoft is avail. for Mac.

I do have a couple of kooky Mac vs. Windows questions, though -

Will a pdf file work on a Mac?
Will a jpg file work w/ Mac?

Anything else I'm missing?

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Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #824 on: May 20, 2007, 04:18:06 PM »
All right, I'm about to pull the trigger on a MacBook Pro 15" and I need some advice.

2.33 GHZ processor vs. 2.13 GHZ processor - worth the extra $$? Or is it not a big difference?

I checked with my law school, and examsoft is avail. for Mac.

I do have a couple of kooky Mac vs. Windows questions, though -

Will a pdf file work on a Mac?
Will a jpg file work w/ Mac?

Anything else I'm missing?


.pdf & .jpg files work on a Mac...I don't know about the other questions.

Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #825 on: May 20, 2007, 04:19:56 PM »
Thanks -

oh and what's that airport extreme card all about? Does the MacBook Pro not come with a wireless g/n/card installed?

Is this something I'll need?

Okay, the breakdown -

$2047.00
MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Part Number: Z0DP
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB


vs.

MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.33GHz - $2389.00
Part Number: Z0DQ
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

Is it worth it?



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Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #826 on: May 20, 2007, 04:28:23 PM »
Thanks -

oh and what's that airport extreme card all about? Does the MacBook Pro not come with a wireless g/n/card installed?

Is this something I'll need?

Okay, the breakdown -

$2047.00
MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.16GHz
Part Number: Z0DP
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB


vs.

MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.33GHz - $2389.00
Part Number: Z0DQ
Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
Accessory Kit
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display
160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
SuperDrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

Is it worth it?




I think it's worth the extra $300 or so.  Also, you'll need an airport card to use wireless Interent.  I don't know if the MacBook Pros come with them by default.

Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #827 on: May 20, 2007, 04:30:26 PM »
To anyone buying a macbook pro, I'd hold off as long as possible.  Rumors are that an update is just around the corner...

Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #828 on: May 20, 2007, 04:32:35 PM »
To anyone buying a macbook pro, I'd hold off as long as possible.  Rumors are that an update is just around the corner...

yea i can imagine this would be the case since the macbook just got updated.

Re: Buying a Notebook Computer for Law School? The Q and A thread
« Reply #829 on: May 20, 2007, 04:41:51 PM »
How do people feel about Toshiba laptops as an option?