Use a laptop for study?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by blaterson, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. makana793

    makana793 New Member

    No problemo Vini. Yup hard times are coming. For a doctorate program money will be the ultimate deciding factor for me. I don't wanna get a student loan with this economy.
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Thanks for the updat Vini, I was thinking of getting one too. I guess I'll opt for a more conventional device.
  3. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    Try simple supply and demand as an explanation for the delay in availability and shipping of that particular model of notebook from Dell Corporation. While tough economic times might be ahead it was foreseen but nobody, included the government, wanted to address the fundamental issues. The markets took a real dive on Monday; in fact the entire month has seen unusually high volumes of transactions at my firm. Each day I wonder if I will have a job the following week as the investment banks hemorrhage. Fortunately, there will be plenty of work in the areas of e-discovery and digital forensics as I transition my IT career in the coming months.
  4. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    I understand the supply and demand formula very well. This product was a pre-order item with a cut off date, meaning you take x amount of orders for certain date and you "suppose" to deliver when you say it will deliver. In other words they make them as the item was ordered and the waiting is for the purposes of making and delivering it, in contrast when the manufacture have x amount to sell and that inventory gets depleted because the demand was higher than the amount manufactured. To me has to deal more with the inflows and outflows equation. The good thing that came out of it that I was able to rethink my impulse buying(which 99.99% of the time I control very well)and declined of an item that in reality was not necessary. I would have been nice to own one, but you have to puts your needs before your wants.
  5. rmayer32

    rmayer32 New Member

    I picked up an HP (Compaq) Presario C700 last February when I was getting ready to go back to school. It has Pentium Dual Core, 2GB RAM with Vista Home Premium. Nothing fancy but has served me well thus far. Certainly not a gaming machine but it runs all I need for classwork very well.

  6. Dave C.

    Dave C. New Member

    Laptops are great and really practical, however the small screen may cause eye problems after prolonged use, it has with me. I bought a docking station and a large monitor for when I use it it at home. The wireless gives me the flexibility to use it downstairs with the standard screen if I need to or want to be around the family.

    All the best,

    Dave C.
  7. JazzyMac

    JazzyMac New Member

    Another vote for the Mac. I purchased this 13" Macbook to use during my travels--I used to scoff at laptops! I am not certain how in the world I got by without one.

    Good thing about Macs: You can use the Mac and Windows operating system giving you the true best of both worlds.

    I already had a Mac mini (desktop) when I went laptop shopping and almost put money down for a $800 Toshiba, but the $1K Mac won over for it's ease of use, wonderful bedside manner, looks, and dual Windows usage ability.

    Love my mac and wouldn't see it any other way.

    Oh, and I got promoted studying off this computer (Windows program) and finished my last 12 hours for my BS.

    Mac ftw!!!

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