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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #190 on: May 23, 2007, 12:31:04 PM »
I'm about to pull the trigger on an X60 (I really want portability). 

Here are the specs:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB)
XP Professional
1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
80GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm Serial ATA (2.5")
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

I'm going to GW and I'm thinking of buying the office software later, maybe from the school if it's available. 

Any suggestions? 

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #191 on: May 23, 2007, 12:31:36 PM »
Get more RAM and get the faster HD if you can afford it.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #192 on: May 23, 2007, 01:35:41 PM »
geeky tech friends always say this about technology

"no way man, buy a sweet desktop instead!"

fag, I dont want a desktop, I need a reliable laptop

"well then buy this alienware one, its only like 3000 dollars"

fag, I dont need a laptop that plays world of warcraft and weighs 12 pounds

"well then dont ask me what computer to buy"

... sh*t is irritating

Also irritating are people who use crude, homophobic language to illustrate their points.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #193 on: May 23, 2007, 01:48:35 PM »
So my mom's geeky tech friends at her job looked over the specs for the x60---said it was too overpriced and that i could find the same things (and most likely better) at a lower price.  sigh...back to square one

Most geeky tech freaks are no good at separating their own wants from those of everybody else in the world. I know I was in the group of tech geeks with that problem once. Then I realized not everyone can be their own tech support and wants to game at the expense of battery life and heat.

I guess.  But these same friends are the ones who helped with my desktop for college and I have yet to have a complaint about it...so I trust them  :)
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #194 on: May 23, 2007, 02:45:17 PM »
I'm about to pull the trigger on an X60 (I really want portability). 

Here are the specs:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5500 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB)
XP Professional
1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
80GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm Serial ATA (2.5")
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

I'm going to GW and I'm thinking of buying the office software later, maybe from the school if it's available. 

Any suggestions? 

Change the ram to 1 DIMM. The small cost that adds is worth the future upgradeability.
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #195 on: May 23, 2007, 05:03:00 PM »
Made the purchase today.

T61 - Vista Home Premium
- Processor[1] Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7300 (2.0GHz 800MHz 4MBL2)
- Display type 14.1 WXGA+ TFT, w Camera
- System graphics Intel GMA X3100 GM965 w/ 1394
- Total memory 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
- Pointing device UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
- Hard drive[4] 100GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
- Intel® Turbo Memory hard drive cache Intel Turbo Memory 1GB
- Optical device[5] DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer, Ultrabay Slim
- System expansion slots PC Card Slot & Express Card Slot
- Wireless card[10] ThinkPad 11a/b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN Mini-PCIe -US/EMEA/LA/ANZ
- Bluetooth Integrated Bluetooth PAN
- Battery[60] 7 cell Li-Ion Battery

Hope they ship it to a mail stop number, it's a physical address though.
Didn't get the same savings as everyone else, wasn't really comfortable using the EPP or SHP codes, just used the student/alumni discount.

Ship estimate = 6/5.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #196 on: May 23, 2007, 05:06:33 PM »
total price?
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #197 on: May 23, 2007, 05:12:02 PM »
1700 after 3 year depot warranty with Thinkpad protection

$80.00 in taxes was kind of a pain too.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #198 on: May 23, 2007, 07:45:19 PM »
jeeebus :o

i know dells arent up to par as a thinkpad (consistently up to par, though mine has been fine 2.5 yrs in)....but i can literally get 2 dell laptops with similar performance for how much you paid for your thinkpad.  No flame.....but just trying to put it into perspective.  i know the thinkpad lovers r gonna hate me....but cmon.  if you just backup your important data on an external or something...you should be ok. 
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #199 on: May 23, 2007, 07:49:13 PM »
jeeebus :o

i know dells arent up to par as a thinkpad (consistently up to par, though mine has been fine 2.5 yrs in)....but i can literally get 2 dell laptops with similar performance for how much you paid for your thinkpad.  No flame.....but just trying to put it into perspective.  i know the thinkpad lovers r gonna hate me....but cmon.  if you just backup your important data on an external or something...you should be ok. 

I don't even see a comparable laptop on the dell website.

Ok, I was able to configure something kinda similar on the dell website...and it cost more.
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