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Hi guys, I've read a couple threads here about what laptop to get for law school. My Lenovo IdeaPad 3's battery life is leaving a lot to be desired and one of my distinct memories from undergrad (I graduated back in 2012, so maybe this changed... but I doubt it) is fighting for electrical outlets in random parts of the classroom. 

Both of these have a lot of portability, good power, and last for over 10 hours which I'm sure can carry me through the day. I'd get the keyboard attachment for the tab7. I'm not really an Apple guy and don't want to be (personal preference) but I am open to other choices. Mainly looking for portability, long battery life, and a large enough screen as I'll 99% be going pretty far away for school come September this year so no access to my desktop at home. 

I'm happy with anything under $1.5k. If this isn't in the right place just let me know and I can repost! 

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5 minutes ago, goodisgood said:

Hi guys, I've read a couple threads here about what laptop to get for law school. My Lenovo IdeaPad 3's battery life is leaving a lot to be desired and one of my distinct memories from undergrad (I graduated back in 2012, so maybe this changed... but I doubt it) is fighting for electrical outlets in random parts of the classroom. 

Most classrooms at my law school have power outlets at every seat now

 

Unfortunately I too am looking for a laptop atm as mine is dying an ugly death. I've been looking into a Dell XPS with at least 512GB SSD and as much ram as I can get

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Not one of the options but I chose HP envyx360 15.6" 2 in 1 laptop/tablet because it had great reviews, it's a big screen and looks like a laptop, but folds into a tablet and even comes with a pen. Under $1.5k as well. Just another option!

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I have an older model Tab and it's great. From a purely note-taking, portability, and battery life perspective that would be my go-to. But, most of the exam software schools use won't be compatible with Android so you would need to use your old PC or get a loaner for exams.

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Don't mean to hijack this thread but would Macbooks be a sufficient for law school? I just bought one last year and would like to continue using it if possible. 

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1 minute ago, Dreamchaser said:

Don't mean to hijack this thread but would Macbooks be a sufficient for law school? I just bought one last year and would like to continue using it if possible. 

easily

you're good

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2 minutes ago, Dreamchaser said:

Don't mean to hijack this thread but would Macbooks be a sufficient for law school? I just bought one last year and would like to continue using it if possible. 

The only concern is with the new M1 Processor Macbook. If it's Intel based you're fine.

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I bought a HP Spectre X360 13" in 2017 for law school and really really liked it. 4 years later its still going strong.

The newer models are even better. It flips into a tablet, comes with a stylus, and the 10th gen i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD model is $1394.99 right now.

Regardless of what you choose, pick up a cheap ~$100 24" monitor to study with while you're at it.

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20 hours ago, HotDiggity said:

The only concern is with the new M1 Processor Macbook. If it's Intel based you're fine.

Also sorry to hijack - what's the problem with the M1 chip? My 2015 macbook died and I ordered the M1 model because it was cheaper than the intel. I know M1 has compatibility issues with windows, but it was my understanding that had been resolved? 

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just make sure to check that the software that your law school uses for exams or whatever else is updated to support the M1 chipset, and it should be fine

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1 hour ago, Whiskeyjack3 said:

Also sorry to hijack - what's the problem with the M1 chip? My 2015 macbook died and I ordered the M1 model because it was cheaper than the intel. I know M1 has compatibility issues with windows, but it was my understanding that had been resolved? 

Examsoft just released the Rosetta compatibility update in January and I haven't seen any reviews yet. I've heard Examsoft doesn't run well on the best of days so adding another layer of software leaves me skeptical. I'm planning to get an M1 also but probably waiting until people confirm examsoft runs reasonably well on it first.

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23 hours ago, Dreamchaser said:

Don't mean to hijack this thread but would Macbooks be a sufficient for law school? I just bought one last year and would like to continue using it if possible. 

No, you can’t play games :)

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