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Picking a Laptop
« on: June 13, 2007, 02:50:14 PM »
I'm having a tough time deciding what type of laptop to get.  In the past I have had trouble with HP and Dell so I'm leaning toward either a Sony Vaio or an IBM.  Any suggestions? I'm looking for something lightweight, and that holds alot of memory. I'm willing to spend up to $2000.

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 03:01:32 PM »
Are you looking for a tablet?

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 06:08:49 PM »
Make sure you check wiht the school of your choice to see if they have computer requirements.  Choosing for me was quite simple, because of the school's requirements.  I did go with a dell though.  If they have specific specs, just add them to whichever brand you desire.
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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 06:13:01 PM »
I've had a couple Dell laptops and I wouldn't recommend them. I have a mac now and I LOVE it. I also had a Toshiba that was really good.

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2007, 08:50:49 AM »
If you look hard enough, you'll find a horror story about every laptop brand on the planet.  Just get something that doesn't feel like it will fall apart, be gentle with it, get a service plan, and consider buying one at a retail store like Best Buy where you can take the thing and get it checked out quickly if something goes wrong.

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2007, 02:51:39 PM »
Thinkpad t61p isn't out yet.  And what is the difference between the T61 and T61p.  I received the t61 about a week ago and am loving it but all the rage about the "p" makes me wonder.

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 09:31:03 PM »
It's crazy to spend more than $1000 for what you'll need for law school IMO.  I'd only spend more than that if this was going to be my every day machine.

Here's a nice Toshiba with a 17" monitor for $779:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834114359

TOSHIBA Satellite P105-S2036 Intel Core Duo T2050(1.60GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 1GB 80GB DVD/CD-RW Combo Intel GMA950 NoteBook - Retail
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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2007, 12:46:04 AM »
check the lenovo vs everyone else thread... it started objective before slanting totally to a ton of people who got lenovos...

Wait for the July 4th sale and get a Lenovo x61s

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2007, 07:26:05 AM »
It's crazy to spend more than $1000 for what you'll need for law school IMO.  I'd only spend more than that if this was going to be my every day machine.

This is your every day machine.  Remember, you're going to sit in front of this thing for quite a few hours every day.  Sure, if you have a gaming rig and use that during the evenings, and only type and take notes and exams on the laptop, go cheap.  But even then, having a nice solid machine makes it more pleasant.

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Re: Picking a Laptop
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2007, 07:29:07 AM »
MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC!!!! (you don't need a macbook pro at any cost, I am sure a macbook is enough! you'll buy your best laptop once you start getting $$$$$$$$$ at you biglaw firm  ;)
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