How much can I get?

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  1. bdugan macrumors regular

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    How much can I expect to sell my macbook pro for? it is 1.83 ghz, 512 mb ram, 100 gb harddrive.

    I am going to law school and for test taking, you cannot use an apple to write your essays with. I need to switch to a windows based computer.

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  3. bdugan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I asked the school about that, and they said they do not recommend it because there have been instances of the program shutting down while using it.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Then the same thing would happen on a regular windows box, because that's what a MacBook Pro would be while using bootcamp.
     
  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Is there any way you can keep your mac and use the MS Office suite for mac?
     
  6. bdugan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know it is easy to say, "get bootcamp" but you can go on the websites and see that they DO NOT recommend doing that. back to my original question though.

    How much could I get for the computer?

    "Note that although recognized and respected by the law school IT department and the Registrar’s Office, Macintosh computers may not be used for taking law school exams. Securexam® may only be used on a PC. It is not compatible with any Macintosh operating system or with any PC emulation software. We apologize for any inconvenience."
     
  7. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    It isn't "emulating" Windows, it IS Windows..
     
  8. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I also say you should Boot Camp your MBP. When you're started up in Windows, the only difference between your MBP and another PC is the outer casing. That's it.
     
  9. kinchee87 macrumors regular

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    It's fair to say that an Apple computer is a PC (Personal Computer).

    So that takes care of "Securexam® may only be used on a PC. It is not compatible with any Macintosh operating system or with any PC emulation software."

    Given that the above section is invalid for your situation, then "Macintosh computers may not be used for taking law school exams." has no supporting premises.

    If they still deny your MacBook Pro then I think you should put your studies into practise :rolleyes:
     
  10. Willis macrumors 68020

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    that law school sucks..

    regardless... if you still wish to sell your MBP

    http://www.mac2sell.net/

    that may help give you an idea of how much
     
  11. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Once again, using bootcamp and your choice of XP or Vista, it IS
    A PC!

    Your law school, which isn;t hard to understand, is behind the curve from
    a technological standpoint.

    Sue 'em!
     
  12. bdugan thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, thanks a lot for the sac2sell site.

    those are good points about bootcamp. I read somewhere that the reason they dont allow it is that bootcamp is in "beta" testing and therefore not reliable, and also that if someone took the time, they could hack it to cheat during the exam.

    anways, pretty lame.

    thanks though
     
  13. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I think it's really whether or not the IT department at your law school likes Macs. Some do, some don't, but the point is you CAN. Anyone can hack that software, hacking won't be easier because it's a Mac running Windows. In fact, because the software is meant to shutdown everything but Windows and the exam software itself, I don't see how hacking could be remotely easy.
    If you're going to be a lawyer, you should be ready to challenge what others tell you. I say you stand up and ask these questions repeatedly. I think you'll discover that the IT staff doesn't really have any good reasons for their claim.
    And, in any case, just buy a $400 Dell to use for tests, and keep your mbp for sanity:)
     
  14. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Just wait 'till October when it won't be in beta anymore, until then, lie to them:D , ooooor put your MBP in a case thingy to conceal it's MBPness until bootcamp is unbeta'd.
     
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  16. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    Omg, what a bunch of bull!!

    Boot camp effectively is DRIVERS! That's it. People have been dual booting Windows machines for years, which is the same thing!

    Tell them it isn't emulation, it is dual booting. No emulation, virtualization nada.

    Wow, that's some bad IT department at your school.
     
  17. bdugan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll give you $800 for it right now.
     

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