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# Laptop Program at B'School

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26 Mar 2007, 13:16
Are you guys going for the Laptop program provided by the school?

I dont quite like someone else preloading my PC with junk. I am not sure whether I would go for this.

First: the laptops were as expensive as off the shelf laptops - no discounts!
Second: the school doesnt encourage customization.
Third: I do not quite like the particular brand!

What are you guys doing?
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26 Mar 2007, 14:41
have heard from a few current students about this and here are the two main schools of thought

1) I'll get what i like: Well most of the times the laptops offered by the schools are non-configurable and over-priced. And if i already have one then why not keep using it. (and save some \$) And i can fix any s/w or small h/w glitches myself, if the need be

2) I'll let school worry about the machine. what if your laptop flipped during exam period. Most of the schools have a tech team which will only support laptops bought through the school's laptop program. they might quickly fix/replace your laptop if it crashes in dire situations.

So, i believe it's like buying an insurance ....i am not going to get hit by a car vs. what if i do?

personally, i fall in category 1.
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26 Mar 2007, 15:01
sm176811 wrote:
Are you guys going for the Laptop program provided by the school?

I dont quite like someone else preloading my PC with junk. I am not sure whether I would go for this.

First: the laptops were as expensive as off the shelf laptops - no discounts!
Second: the school doesnt encourage customization.
Third: I do not quite like the particular brand!

What are you guys doing?

Kellogg's mandatory program?
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26 Mar 2007, 15:40
rhyme wrote:
sm176811 wrote:
Are you guys going for the Laptop program provided by the school?

I dont quite like someone else preloading my PC with junk. I am not sure whether I would go for this.

First: the laptops were as expensive as off the shelf laptops - no discounts!
Second: the school doesnt encourage customization.
Third: I do not quite like the particular brand!

What are you guys doing?

Kellogg's mandatory program?

I do not think it is mandatory...
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26 Mar 2007, 15:55
[quote="sm176811"][quote="rhyme"][quote="sm176811"]Are you guys going for the Laptop program provided by the school?

I dont quite like someone else preloading my PC with junk. I am not sure whether I would go for this.

First: the laptops were as expensive as off the shelf laptops - no discounts!
Second: the school doesnt encourage customization.
Third: I do not quite like the particular brand!

What are you guys doing?[/quote]

Kellogg's mandatory program? :)[/quote]

I do not think it is mandatory...[/quote]

Kellogg's is NOT mandatory.
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26 Mar 2007, 16:02
Zagros wrote:
sm176811 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
sm176811 wrote:
Are you guys going for the Laptop program provided by the school?

I dont quite like someone else preloading my PC with junk. I am not sure whether I would go for this.

First: the laptops were as expensive as off the shelf laptops - no discounts!
Second: the school doesnt encourage customization.
Third: I do not quite like the particular brand!

What are you guys doing?

Kellogg's mandatory program?

I do not think it is mandatory...

Kellogg's is NOT mandatory.

It was once upon a time...
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26 Mar 2007, 22:48
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=43003

Somebody needs to use the search function more.
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