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StepUpT0theMike

Re: laptop
« Reply #390 on: June 13, 2006, 06:42:26 AM »
I can get the following system through my school's computer store for $1589.  Does anyone know if I can expect a better deal through IBM without EPP?  What about with EPP?


Lenovo Mainstream Thinkpad
Item #W40341

Lenovo ThinkPad Z61T, 14" WXGA Wide Screen
Intel Centrino Core Duo
processor, T2500 (2.0 GHz)
1 gigabyte RAM (1 DIMM)
100 gigabyte hard drive, 5400 rpm
128 megabyte video RAM
DVD MultiBurner
Intel 802.11a/b/g wireless
56k modem
Gigabit Ethernet
4-cell Lithium-Ion battery
1.22 inches thin, 4.42 pounds
Microsoft Windows XP Pro
Mighty 8 Surge Protector
PC Guardian Security Cable
Ethernet Cable, 25'
Microsoft Office Professional Included

4 Year PC Protection Warranty
PC Protection is a 4-year comprehensive warranty covering electronic failure, cracked screens, liquid spills, and broken plastic. PC Protection does NOT cover theft.

Re: laptop
« Reply #391 on: June 13, 2006, 07:33:27 AM »
for the people above, the Z60M is even nicer. :) Think Z60T with a slightly bigger and MUCH brighter screen. :)

Re: laptop
« Reply #392 on: June 13, 2006, 07:45:41 AM »
I'm totally in love with my thinkpad.

Am I invited to the wedding? ;)

Re: laptop
« Reply #393 on: June 13, 2006, 08:07:19 AM »
Quesh for you PC people: what's the difference between Windows Home and Windows Professional?

I am looking for something just to tide me over this year (until the Macbooks get their new OS, and the kinks with running Windows on a Mac are worked out).  I was going to go with a refurbished Dell, but then I saw these Thinkpads for $799:

http://www-131.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/PromotionDisplay?promoId=1074819925&catalogId=-840&storeId=10000001&langId=-1&re=home_C_us&trac=HPC

Re: laptop
« Reply #394 on: June 13, 2006, 08:15:04 AM »
Quesh for you PC people: what's the difference between Windows Home and Windows Professional?


Pro has any more networking options and allows you to logon to a domain.  Home does not have these functions.  There are a couple of other things but that is the biggie.  Your law school may require you to have pro.
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Where, oh where, is the updated version of the R200 from Toshiba?  I want my CoreDuo (I'll even take CoreSolo) in that chassis!

Thanks--I just checked after I read this, and you're right.  Guess I'm going with something from the Dell outlet.  BOO.


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Re: laptop
« Reply #395 on: June 13, 2006, 08:19:00 AM »
Thanks--I just checked after I read this, and you're right.  Guess I'm going with something from the Dell outlet.  BOO.

Give Lenovo a call and ask them how much it would be to upgrade to XP Pro on the particular machine you want; sometimes they can do things over the phone that can't be done online.  It might be far less than you expect.

Re: laptop
« Reply #396 on: June 13, 2006, 08:26:11 AM »
I'm totally in love with my thinkpad.

Am I invited to the wedding? ;)

best man

WOOHOo!!!! at least I am not the main course!!! :D ;)

krumanadi

Re: laptop
« Reply #397 on: June 13, 2006, 09:17:51 AM »
I'm totally in love with my thinkpad.

Am I invited to the wedding? ;)

best man

WOOHOo!!!! at least I am not the main course!!! :D ;)

Not unless you are filet mignon! ;)

krumanadi

Re: laptop
« Reply #398 on: June 13, 2006, 09:19:31 AM »
Ordered my 14" Z60t today.  ;D

Aren't those on a Pentium M processor? The Z61t's are available soon.

With the duo core?

Yeah it has the duo core, but I dont think the additional $$$ is worth the duo core.  You can get the 60 much cheaper now cause the 61 is out.  It depends on what you use the laptop for.  If you're using a lot of multi-layered programs, spending the extra $$$ for the duo core might be worth it.  If not, the 60 is the move.

Re: laptop
« Reply #399 on: June 13, 2006, 10:18:24 AM »
I got my laptops on Friday.  I couldnt decide between the T60 and the X60, so I decided to get both.  They are sweeeeeeet!  Lenovo is the way to go.