Originally Posted by NamesDontMatter
was their response
Well that's just a bunch of malarkey. They didn't tell you anything about the software used, just that it's "easier" and makes them some money. By your junior year most people already have a laptop, so forcing them to rent theirs for 2,000 dollars whether you like it or not is ridiculous. If you build a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with the specs they listed + 3 year warranty, their silly backpack, 2gb stick, and Office 2007 Home and Student... you're still coming out to $1,800 dollars. Ask them where your $400+ goes.