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<a href="http://showcase.itcs.umich.edu/item.php?cat=57&id=716" target="_blank">This one</a>? IBM<br><br>
Or <a href="http://showcase.itcs.umich.edu/item.php?cat=7&id=626" target="_blank">this one</a>? Dell<br><br>
Or <a href="http://showcase.itcs.umich.edu/item.php?cat=8&id=575" target="_blank">this one</a>? Mac
 

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Tim, that Dell is very close to mine that I recently got. I have been really happy with it so far.<br><br>
If you decide on that one, you might look around for a coupon for it.
 

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I'm on a Macbook Pro as we speak. It makes me happy. Even my PC-only wife says it's the best purchase we've made in a while.
 

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Tim,<br><br>
I'm typing this on an IBM/Lenovo T42. I've also got a T40, both purchased as refurbs from tigerdirect.com. You can get a T42 for $500 right now - not a bad deal if it's got enough "go" for what you need - provided you have (legit) copies of whatever you want to put on it. They come loaded with XP and that's about it.<br><br>
- Dylan<br><br>
Edit: I'd pick the IBM. I've never had a problem with mine, and they're built pretty solid.
 

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on a MacBook too <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Any of them that you decide on will be fine <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I have that very same MacBookPro and LOVE it! In fact, I'm logged in from my work Toshiba right now, and I'm the idiot who selected "other". I meant to vote for the Mac. I'm blaming it on the Windows OS. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Is that a good price? I am leaning towards this one. I am also looking at a couple of the refurbed ones at the apple store.
 

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We got ours through the university as well. I'm considered faculty (weird, I know) so I got a good deal, around the same price U of M appears to be offering. That's about as inexpensive as you'll find the Macbook Pro with the 2.2 Ghz processor.
 

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There are other choices. I kind of like my Toshiba. Larry
 

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Can't beat Dell for the money. As much as I like the look of the Mac, and the ease of the Genius Bar (as opposed to sitting on hold, waiting for a "tech" from some random country to "help" me) - I can't justify the added expense (for myself). Now, if I were a graphic artist, or in another media business, that would be a different story entirely.
 

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Tim,<br>
We use the D630 here in my HUGE corporation. It's a decent machine.<br>
We used to use the T series IBM's but I have not dealt with them since they went Lenovo.<br><br>
Anyway I am sending you a PM
 

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I'm going to be doing some laptop shopping very soon as well. My DD is going to college in the Fall and will be needing one.
 
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