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Post #1 by AD » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:36 pm

Say you wanted to forego having a laptop.

Maybe keep one desktop with a server for important files, and then have your team (3 people) work exclusively mobile with tablets.

Which tablet would you choose?

Surface Pro 3?
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Post #2 by Craig » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:47 pm

A team full of lawyers? People who need to use word processors a lot? I guess Surface, yeah.

But why even make the leap to tablets? Laptops are cheaper than surfaces.
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Post #3 by AD » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:10 pm

But heavier.
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Post #4 by IcE ColD » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:40 pm

AD wrote:But heavier.


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Post #5 by Zardoz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:56 pm

I recommend laptops, and gym memberships...
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Post #6 by AD » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:18 pm

We're often in planes or trains and shit and laptops aren't super practical.

Fine. Recommend me some ultra carry-friendly laptops.
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Post #7 by edgar_dong » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:26 pm

Just get one of everything, my fellow rich motherfucker.
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Post #8 by Craig » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:36 pm

AD wrote:We're often in planes or trains and shit and laptops aren't super practical.

Fine. Recommend me some ultra carry-friendly laptops.


For a lawyer? Just get the standard ugly sack of crap Lenovo. You don't want to stand out, do you?
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Post #9 by AD » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:47 am

This is a disaster.
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Post #10 by rbochan » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:45 am

If everything's on a central server, it really shouldn't matter which tablet, since it would just be acting as a thin client. Check what app/software is available for each that would suit your needs.
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Post #11 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:24 am

ask your it department. when they ask you for what specs you need, just tell them you want the black one.
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Post #12 by RTWAP » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:17 pm

AD wrote:We're often in planes or trains and shit and laptops aren't super practical.

Fine. Recommend me some ultra carry-friendly laptops.


Check out ultrabooks. That's the brand segment for what you're looking at. They're the PC equivalent of macbook air laptops. Super slim and light.

I think we bought Toshiba ultrabooks last year.

Check out http://www.toshiba.com/us/kirabook

A pretty powerful machine with a nice screen that weighs less then 3 pounds.
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Post #13 by Craig » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:18 pm

If my lawyer pulled out a tablet in a meeting and started taking notes on it, I think I would look for a new lawyer.
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Post #14 by AD » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:57 pm

Notes? in a meeting? Type?

When was the last time you've been in a meeting with a lawyer?
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Post #15 by Craig » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:24 pm

A real lawyer or a fake lawyer like you?
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Post #16 by vonbonds » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:30 am

Great banter guys
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Post #17 by edgar_dong » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:29 pm

onefatsurfer wrote:Lawyers use pens to take notes on yellow ruled paper


I see someone else blew a 0.160 recently. :wink:
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Post #18 by AD » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:14 am

Ofs is the only correct person of the lot of yers.

Edit: Dong too but he doesn't count.
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Post #19 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:35 am

Brown Socks wrote:ask your it department. when they ask you for what specs you need, just tell them you want the black one.


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Post #20 by AD » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:20 am

I may not have an IT dep't soon.
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Post #21 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:41 am

Boutique firm?
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Post #22 by AD » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:31 am

Yeah. My own.
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Post #23 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:07 pm

That is what I was talking about. Congrats on going out on your own.
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Post #24 by AD » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:05 pm

Still in the planning stages. Haven't told my employer yet.
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Post #25 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:30 pm

Do you have people set up to go with you when you are ready? (admin, clerks, etc.) or are you thinking of going it completely alone?
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Post #26 by edgar_dong » Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:32 pm

Move this to a hidden forum to protect our good friend A**** *****.
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Post #27 by vonbonds » Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:34 pm

How many lawyers do the peaceful and law abiding folks of Canada need?
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Post #28 by vonbonds » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:32 pm

Are you going to have a real office or rent a spot at a Regis type place?
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Post #29 by AD » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:58 pm

We've made multiple budgets with both scenarios.
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Post #30 by RTWAP » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:09 pm

If you want to discuss law firm IT stuff, you know where to find me.
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Post #31 by AD » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:38 pm

I'm gonna need to set up a nice little network. Will you do that for me? (For a small fee)
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Post #32 by Craig » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:28 am

You know that's basically what 4 does for a living, right?
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Post #33 by AD » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:16 am

Yes. I know.
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Post #34 by Dog » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:18 am

We're switching from laptops to surface pros here (save on gym memberships).

Hope this helps.
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Post #35 by AD » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:19 am

It does!
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Post #36 by AD » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:47 pm

So, a few weeks later: yay or nay on Surface 3 pro for my business?
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Post #37 by MP » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:24 pm

Have you left/given notice at your current place of employment?

If not see if they'll get you one to tryout before you leave...
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Post #38 by AD » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Yup. Gave notice last month. Leaving early septemberish.
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Post #39 by Artie » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:24 pm

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Post #40 by AD » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:43 pm

I went with the Surface Pro 3
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Post #41 by Thomas Malthus » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:28 pm

AD wrote:I went with the Surface Pro 3


How's it treating you? My accountant friend loves his.
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Post #42 by AD » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:40 pm

Great.
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Post #43 by Dr_Chimera » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:38 pm

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Post #44 by senate » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:50 am

Dr_Chimera wrote:Image


Productivity software doesn't work well with a touchscreen.
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Post #45 by TGR » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:59 pm

What tablet/iPad would you recommend for a Mother who just plays those stupid Facebook games?
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Post #46 by vonbonds » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:51 am

Nothing beats an iPad for usability. My son has a Kindle Fire HDX which is also nice..just not as nice as an iPad.
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Post #47 by Craig » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:24 am

In practise any modern Android tablet scores on par with the apples for usability. Just get something cheap.
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Post #48 by AD » Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:09 am

I bought my wife a Samsung Galaxy Tab E for her birthday.

Great price point to usability ratio. Doesn't convert into a business tablet or anything like that, so really just a toy.
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Post #49 by MP » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:04 pm

TGR wrote:What tablet/iPad would you recommend for a Mother who just plays those stupid Facebook games?

Be a good lad, and get her one with a HD camera so we can make "home movies"...
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Post #50 by TGR » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:58 pm

Jeezus...

I should have been more clear. It's for my mom.

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