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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #600 on: July 12, 2007, 11:04:24 PM »
I just received my X61s today... it had an estimated ship date of 7/19... I really love it... it is nice and small, and weighs almost nothing which is great for trekking it around NYC with me. I am upgrading from a T40, so alot of the things are similar, but I am getting used to not having a touchpad and a smaller backspace key... they are the only negatives I can find. I did upgrade to an 8 cell battery, which sticks out in the back, but it doesnt bother me and still keeps it light. I also ordered an ultrabase with a cd rom drive in case I need to load any software... i figured it would be easier that way. I havent tried the ultrabase yet, but it is also very thin and light and shouldnt take up much space on a desk. I upgraded alot of the specs, because I like a fast computer and I had the shareholders discount anyway (Thanks Dad!!!).

One more negative... only one USB drive on the side... the battery covers anything on the back, alot of times I had a printer and flash drive connected at the same time on the T40... now I will have to make sure I save everything to the computer and then plug in the printer... not the biggest deal in the world... just another step.

I went looking for a very light computer with a good battery life, as I thought that would be the most important thing for law school... I think I found that in the X61s and I think I will be glad I made that decision once I have to start carrying this thing around with a load of casebooks.

Feel free to ask any specific questions now that I have this thing in front of me.
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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #601 on: July 13, 2007, 11:28:53 AM »
I just received my X61s today... it had an estimated ship date of 7/19... I really love it... it is nice and small, and weighs almost nothing which is great for trekking it around NYC with me. I am upgrading from a T40, so alot of the things are similar, but I am getting used to not having a touchpad and a smaller backspace key... they are the only negatives I can find. I did upgrade to an 8 cell battery, which sticks out in the back, but it doesnt bother me and still keeps it light. I also ordered an ultrabase with a cd rom drive in case I need to load any software... i figured it would be easier that way. I havent tried the ultrabase yet, but it is also very thin and light and shouldnt take up much space on a desk. I upgraded alot of the specs, because I like a fast computer and I had the shareholders discount anyway (Thanks Dad!!!).

One more negative... only one USB drive on the side... the battery covers anything on the back, alot of times I had a printer and flash drive connected at the same time on the T40... now I will have to make sure I save everything to the computer and then plug in the printer... not the biggest deal in the world... just another step.

I went looking for a very light computer with a good battery life, as I thought that would be the most important thing for law school... I think I found that in the X61s and I think I will be glad I made that decision once I have to start carrying this thing around with a load of casebooks.

Feel free to ask any specific questions now that I have this thing in front of me.

What date did you order?

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #602 on: July 13, 2007, 12:30:50 PM »
do you need the nVidia graphics card?  $100 more, and you won't need it unless you intend to play video games (and if you do, you should build your own desktop on the cheap).

I'd also upgrade to the 9 cell battery.  Sticks out a bit in the back, but (in theory) 33% 50% longer life.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #603 on: July 13, 2007, 12:48:22 PM »
I ordered my T61 on 6/30, had an estimated shipping date of 7/19, shipped on 7/10, received it on 7/12!

It's really heavy compared to my T42 though, damn widescreen.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #604 on: July 13, 2007, 01:14:10 PM »
On the spot, from what I understand, the 7200 rpm hard drives allow a faster start up and faster access to information stored on your hard drive.

This is true, but for law school purposes, the difference wouldn't be noticeable. If you're working with data-heavy applications such as games, graphics, video edition, databases (the databases a law student will use are largely online based and won't be using your local resources anyway). I'd always pick a 7200 hdd when ordering a computer, but I wouldn't bother trying to change the order after it's made for this purpose.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #605 on: July 13, 2007, 01:57:06 PM »
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On the spot, from what I understand, the 7200 rpm hard drives allow a faster start up and faster access to information stored on your hard drive.


This is true, but for law school purposes, the difference wouldn't be noticeable. If you're working with data-heavy applications such as games, graphics, video edition, databases (the databases a law student will use are largely online based and won't be using your local resources anyway). I'd always pick a 7200 hdd when ordering a computer, but I wouldn't bother trying to change the order after it's made for this purpose.

Thanks.  That's what I figured.  It was only a difference of like $35, though with 20 less gigs, so I should have probably went with it.  But in the grand scheme of things we're only talking about 10 extra seconds at start up for the most part, right?

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« Reply #606 on: July 13, 2007, 02:04:40 PM »
I would expect nowhere even close to 10 seconds, unless you really load up your computer with every piece of software you can find.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #607 on: July 13, 2007, 02:07:10 PM »
You folks should have chosen one of my MacBooks!  They don't even have the 7200 RPM drive as an option.  Our focus groups determined that option was too confusing for most users.

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I like the black one.

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #608 on: July 13, 2007, 02:09:51 PM »
I like the new troll:)

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Re: Lenovo vs. thoseotherguys
« Reply #609 on: July 13, 2007, 02:13:13 PM »
Idiots deserve products too.