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I agree with Trev below....
Posted by Roger (more from Roger) on Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:39:14
In Reply to: OT: Laptops...., turrbo [Profile/Gallery]
, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:50:46
With two kids who just graduated college, I know how much easier it was for the youngest to get service on his laptop while on campus. He bought his through the school at a super sweet discount and got warranty for all four years too. He broke part of the case of his IBM laptop during his Junior year and the on-campus computer center replaced the broken part while he waited! At no cost!
The oldest one bought his machine at a store close to home. Every time it hiccupped (and they all will) he had to limp along until he could bring it home during a long break for repair.
I wouldn't spend money on a port replicator. Dorm desks are so small you won't want anything else on the desk when the computer is put away and you are doing reading or some other study task. A good optical mouse is mandatory - wiggle sticks and touch pads suck for extended use!
Enjoy your college years. Many people discover later that they were the best 4 years of their life.
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Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Laptops...., turrbo , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:50:46
- Re: OT: Laptops...., lincoln.burrows, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:26:51
- Re: OT: Laptops...., lincoln.burrows, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:24:40
- Thanks sooo much everyone!!!...., turrbo , Sat, 5 Jun 2004 15:28:55
- Go light!, Tim B., Sat, 5 Jun 2004 05:44:42
- I review them, phil, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 23:29:42
- Re: OT: Laptops...., C H Tay, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 19:56:17
- my $0.02, a day late..., saabgirlie , Fri, 4 Jun 2004 16:09:36
- Re: OT: Laptops...., kaslop, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 10:38:12
- OK how 'bout this: Pentium or Centrino..., turrbo , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:37:49
- Vendor support and weight are key (long), KenB, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 18:46:53
- Ditto the advice about checking with the school,, RonD , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:58:23
- Per Ms. Jessica, Stephen Goldberger, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:24:44
- 9 lbs? Been there, done that, have the shoulder damage, Noel , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:23:56
- I agree with Trev below...., Roger, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:39:14 <-- Viewing This Message
- Currently have 17" Gateway..., KB900psi, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:06:19
- IBM makes the best lap-tops these days. n/m, J, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:55:50
- Re: OT: Laptops...., Randy Thatcher , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:09:34
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