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Default 10-31-2009, 04:14 AM

If I had one I'd use it for note-taking, and doing some assignments (if they're online) lol


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Default 11-02-2009, 08:14 PM

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So, I'm going back to school starting in January. It's long overdue, but I'm looking forward to it.

That said, I know many colleges allow you to bring in your laptops. Well, obviously the Mini's fall under that category.

So, what I'm curious is, how do you use yours, and in what types of classes? Purely note taking? Full assignments?

Just curious more than anything..
I actually just ordered my mini for the same thing, starting school in January also.


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Default 11-03-2009, 01:43 AM

I use my Mini for quick assignments. My big laptop is a bit too heavy to drag around campus all the time, and it takes too long for me to disconnect/reconnect every time I have a class (USB hub with drives, Ethernet, 2nd display). I use my Mini for when I'm doing online coursework in the library or wherever, as I'm doing the work on paper, and just need something to type in answers and maybe to simple research. The one class I will drag my MBP out for though is my CS course, as I haven't swapped the International keyboard in to my Mini and trying to do braces is a pain on the default keyboard.


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Default 11-03-2009, 11:48 AM

Great feedback everyone..

Oh, and I love OneNote..

Looking forward to classes starting.. I wish I could do fulltime, but stuck with two classes a semester for right now.


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Default 11-03-2009, 06:47 PM

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Great feedback everyone..

Oh, and I love OneNote..

Looking forward to classes starting.. I wish I could do fulltime, but stuck with two classes a semester for right now.
same here, Im going to try to schedule a third but who knows how it will work out.


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Default 11-03-2009, 06:50 PM

I wish I could even try, but between working full time, having a family, and not having the money, two classes it is for now. Actually though, these should be fairly easy classes...I know the IT one will be. The math class I'm thinking it probably will be initially.


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Default 11-03-2009, 09:26 PM

Not all my class teachers are happy with my use of a netbook, though now the school has its own set of netbooks which are often distributed around the class I now use my Mini all the time for group presentations, though not notes particularly, recording homework assignments and general online research.

In free periods and breaks I'll do some 'independent learning' on YouTube, BBC Documentaries, or just playing games with some mates.



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Default 11-04-2009, 03:31 AM

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I wish I could even try, but between working full time, having a family, and not having the money, two classes it is for now. Actually though, these should be fairly easy classes...I know the IT one will be. The math class I'm thinking it probably will be initially.
My work is paying for it so I figured I am going to take advantage of it as much as I can. Im going to try and do as many as I can online so it can fit my schedule easier.


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Default 11-05-2009, 11:41 PM

Ah I love these discussions. I use my Mini for:

1. Work Breaks (Movies/Games/TV Shows)
2. Watching Hulu, TV Shows, Movies (DVD Res MP4 AVC 700MB rips)
3. Streaming Music or listening to MP3s
4. Browsing Web
5. Retrogaming (ARCADE/NES/SNES/GB/GBC/GBA/GG/GEN/N64/PS1)
6. Early 1995-2001 PC Gaming (ISOs) + Popcap Games
7. Writing short stories (when I feel creative)
8. Talent tree respecs in WoW
9. AIM
10. E-mail
11. Sleep timer for bedtime playing peaceful sounds

Future use:
GPS Navigator in car, Calorie counter, etc.


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Default 11-10-2009, 06:08 AM

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