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Default Going back to school - How do you use your Mini? - 10-27-2009, 12:58 PM

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..


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Default 10-27-2009, 01:44 PM

I am currently using mine to complete my thesis for my Masters Degree in Chiropractic.

Also note taking here and there.

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Default 10-27-2009, 02:15 PM

Your Mini will be a great class-companion :

  1. Follow along with class notes (some professors will provide electronic copies before class on their website)
  2. Record class if you are one who likes to keep your lectures archived as audio files and does not like to take notes until later (definitely not me)
  3. Surf the web
  4. Play games
  5. Listen to music
  6. anything else to completely distract you from class


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Default 10-27-2009, 02:28 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.
Obviously as a 'mature' student!


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Default 10-27-2009, 02:48 PM

I truly wish I would have had my mini for note taking while working on my MBA. I tried with a 15" laptop but it just wasn't that practical.


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Default 10-27-2009, 02:53 PM

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Obviously as a 'mature' student!
Age-wise maybe.. Definitely not from a mental standpoint..

---------- Post added at 10:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:52 AM ----------

Thanks for the feedback everyone.. Still looking for more of course, but always good to see how others use it..


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Default 10-27-2009, 08:41 PM

Anguish, have you tried evernote or MS Onenote? I absolutely love Evernote since it has an iPhone app. It is great to take notes, picture/video/sound remainders, web clippings, etc. It is cross platform. I would recommend it!


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Default 10-27-2009, 10:26 PM

i use my Macbook Pro at home for my thesis, use my mini as a kick around at university for working on my thesis if i get spare time or taking notes in class. Use dropbox to link it all up to my iPhone as well so no matter where I am I can access important data
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Default How do you use your Mini? - 10-27-2009, 11:01 PM

I use mine to console to network gear in a data center. As I am also taking some classes, I console to lab equipment, research lab assignments, and follow the professor's Power Points on mine. Plus, since I'm on call, I can use it to VPN into work from school to solve minor issues -- freeing me to be at school in the first place.
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Default 10-30-2009, 03:34 PM

I've used mine for everything on bmcclure937's list except audio recording. I have a 15 inch laptop at home and a desktop at work that I tend to use for writing long papers, but for shorter assignments, taking notes in class, playing games when I get bored, etc., I use the Mini. I never would have considered typing notes in class before I got my first Mini - the 15 inch laptop is just too heavy and bulky to carry around on a daily basis, plus it can be kind of noisy when the fan starts to run. Also, in certain buildings on my campus the desks are too small to comfortably accommodate it, so I would have had to worry about it falling.
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