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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #580 on: July 10, 2007, 06:28:30 AM »
any known negatives about a Toshiba Satellite? I'm too poor for this thinkpad business lol

I have heard that the Toshiba Satellite is supposed to be a pretty good laptop.  They definitely seem to be recommended over HP, anyway.  Plus they look kinda cool (which you cannot say for the Thinkpad).

The A135 series seems to be the way to go, from what I've read.  They seem to run $500-$800 or so.

Toshiba's are good, although I'd point in the direction of a Tecra rather than a Sat. As for HPs, if you avoid the Pavillions and go for their business market machines, they got the best laptops in the business. Arguably a tad overpriced, at least on the European market.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #581 on: July 10, 2007, 11:00:36 AM »
For those who have received their laptops, when did you order them?

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« Reply #582 on: July 10, 2007, 12:34:55 PM »
I'm so jealous!!!  I ordered on 7/3 and my ship date has been consistently stuck at 8/3 ever since.  It's a completely different model, so I'm not too surprised that it might take longer, but I'm already getting impatient!

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #583 on: July 10, 2007, 01:14:15 PM »
I know, I'm just trying to be pessimistic so if it ships around the estimated date, I won't be too disappointed and if it comes sooner, it'll be a lovely surprise  :)

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« Reply #584 on: July 10, 2007, 03:56:07 PM »
Here is the print screen of an example.  I didnt bold a word here though.  I'm not sure how these pictures will turn out on your monitor though...but it's better than nothing.  Make sure that your browser DOES NOT re-size these pictures.  Firefox and IE tend to re-size the picture to fit the page.  You can fix this by just zooming to 100%.


http://uploader.ws/upload/200707/word_document.jpg

I know it says 100% on the picture, but it is 125%

This is what a web page looks like in IE at 125%.

http://uploader.ws/upload/200707/web_page.jpg


The fonts actually look pretty clear.  The advertisement on the right is a bit pixelated though.

My vision isnt too horrible -- I do need glasses to look at a blackboard from far away -- and to watch a movie in a theater, but I find that I don't have too much difficulty reading text at 100% on my screen.

Hope this helps!

Hey donvito, thank you very much for your reply, I really appreciate your help!

donvito, I tried your links, but unfortuantely both links open a page that says: "Un-Authorized Referer". Thank you for your effort...I am sure it would have been helpful. (I wonder if the text size difference (WXGA+/WXGA) is a little like the difference in text size here between the quoted text and the response text).

It sounds like you are fairly happy with the text you are viewing in Word, and with some modification, web pages. If I could ask you...if you had it to do over again though, would you still go with the WXGA+ screen or would you choose the WXGA?

Thank you very much donvito!!

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #585 on: July 10, 2007, 04:04:42 PM »
Paste them into your address bar, hit enter, then hit refresh, and the links will work.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #586 on: July 10, 2007, 06:35:12 PM »
Just ordered my Lenovo t61 14.1'. Decided on the following specs:

2 Ghz, 4mb cache
2 gigs ram
100 gigs 7200 rmp

Cant wait till i get it! The estimated ship date is 07.27, so we'll see.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #587 on: July 10, 2007, 07:23:56 PM »
I ordered a 14.1" T61 on 7/3 and the ship date says 8/24. Hopefully it comes soon.er

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #588 on: July 10, 2007, 09:01:26 PM »
Maybe I just got lucky... I went with the T61 15.4 widescreen (WXGA+) 9 cell battery, 160gig 5400hd, 2.0ghz 4mb cache chip, 1gig ram (in 1 dimm so I can throw another 2 gig in from newegg) and all the other bells and whistles, and my ship date says 7/20.  I ordered mine on July 3rd also!

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #589 on: July 10, 2007, 11:53:12 PM »
I went with "thoseotherguys" and bought a Dell XPS 1330 today.  I'm so happy!

specs? ship date?
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