Bought the school laptop, now it's time to get flamed

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    Elysia, no... What I meant was that it doesn't know anything about being expensive compared to Faroe Islands, jeez D: Watch more movies or something xP they always use that way of speaking there, if I remember correctly
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    It teaches C++ at the second year, so I'm pretty positive that it doesn't lack power plugs xP
    Are you sure they don't have computer labs?

    I've never taken a programming class where students use their own computers (some don't have one).

    And by tablet I meant, tablet PC! I could never get used to external tablets.

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    And I agree the laptop is very expensive...

    According to this currency converter thing, that's ~$935 USD.

    You can get something like this
    Newegg.com - ASUS N50 Series N50Vn-X5A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600(2.40GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

    For a few dollars more, in the US.

    I am in Taiwan now and computers are even cheaper here.

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    I took the chance I had If I wanted to buy it in Faroe Islands it'd cost about 936 USD :O messin', it'd be more around $1200 - $1500 USD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    I took the chance I had If I wanted to buy it in Faroe Islands it'd cost about 936 USD :O messin', it'd be more around $1200 - $1500 USD
    I guess it is too late, Akkernight, but I'd have brought my desktop with me and gotten one of those little 8.9" things, one that you can load a real OS onto. You know you are gonna have to learn linux, right ?

    Plus then you could still skate, which a skateboard + a mini laptop would still weight less than this. And you already know -- the chix love it You could be doing rail slides on bannisters by the time you graduate. IMO it is an uncommonly popular sport amongst programmers.
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    I still don't think you can beat pen and paper. All of my lecture notes are online, and I print them all before each lecture. Which works great for study also... speaking of which, have an exam soon!

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    Your nearest tree is crying .

    I just read them on my laptop. I can write (annotate) directly on top of them (the PDFs), too, with my tablet PC, if I wanted to.

    Had to print out 40 pages of notes once for an open-book test... they really should allow laptops for open-book tests. Just disable wifi in the building or something. But I guess that gives an unfair advantage to programmers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    And I agree the laptop is very expensive...

    According to this currency converter thing, that's ~$935 USD.

    You can get something like this
    Newegg.com - ASUS N50 Series N50Vn-X5A NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P8600(2.40GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - Laptops / Notebooks

    For a few dollars more, in the US.

    I am in Taiwan now and computers are even cheaper here.
    The US and Scandinavia are _very_ different, regarding prices on electronics! (And almost everything else as well, that has little difference to this topic though )
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    I still don't think you can beat pen and paper. All of my lecture notes are online, and I print them all before each lecture. Which works great for study also... speaking of which, have an exam soon!
    who the heck is pen and paper? :P
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