Unofficial Advice on Buying a Laptop for UNC Use
In order to provide alternate viewpoints and my experience with
laptop purchases, I have assembled these pages.
None of this laptop information is official documentation or
official advice from UNC or SILS. It is simply one individual's
attempt to help people in making their laptop purchase decision.
Here are links to some of the official information sites:
- CCI, the Carolina
Computing Initiative, which describes the laptop requirements
and policies for UNC undergraduates.
- SILS Computing
requirements for SILS graduate students; the requirements are
compatible with the CCI.
- The RAM Shop's
CCI pages. This is where you buy CCI computers from UNC. The
pages include pricing and options.
- IBM, for pricing and specs for
their current laptop models. You need to navigate yourself to the
Notebook/Thinkpad page, as directly linking didn't work for me.
(Updated November 7, 2001: I got email from someone at IBM
recommending these instead: http://www.thinkpad.com/ or http://www.ibm.com/thinkpad/)
Most recently updated:
November 7, 2001