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Lenovo Thinkpads Vs. Ideapads

DardardelightDardardelight Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
edited August 2009 in College Computers
I know that lenovo has a new great ideapad...I'm a senior in high school, who will get a laptop for christmas. I'm just wondering if anybody knows from experience....or if someone could just tell me the slight differences between the two. Thank you!
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Replies to: Lenovo Thinkpads Vs. Ideapads

  • ChipmoneyChipmoney Registered User Posts: 1,185 Member
    I'd get the thinkpad.

    Thinkpads are made to a higher quality than the ideapads.
  • SBRSBR Registered User Posts: 2,780 Senior Member
    thinkpad is business oriented, ideapad is consumer oriented.
  • DardardelightDardardelight Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
    i see. the ideapad seems lime more of a "fun" and entertaining computer. But I'm just worried that it's too fragile...and that it's not going to last me. Plus, I want to put limewire on my laptop without a doubt. Will an Ideapad last me 4 years?
  • brandnewstatebrandnewstate Registered User Posts: 351 Member
  • ilovebagelsilovebagels Registered User Posts: 3,499 Senior Member
    The best engineering is in the ThinkPads (spill protection, magnesium roll-cages, etc)
  • getsome23getsome23 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    thinkpad x series is the way to go
  • AllPhillyFanAllPhillyFan Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    i'm on an ideapad y550 right now and it's amazing. 4 GB ram, Intel core duo, 320 GB storage, it's great. I wouldn't worry about any durability issues here, it's made very well.
  • Quiche78Quiche78 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    What retailer carries the Lenovo products? I'll like buyonline, but would like to see and touch first before deciding.

  • GanGan Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Fry's (at least the one by me) carries the value line and Ideapad line of Lenovo. Don't even try Best Buy, they don't carry any Lenovo's for some odd reason.
  • brandnewstatebrandnewstate Registered User Posts: 351 Member
    if you go on the Lenovo website and enter your zip code, it'll list nearby stores that carry Lenovos. although, most stores (at least most stores around me) carry only a select few models of thinkpads/ideapads.
  • brandnewstatebrandnewstate Registered User Posts: 351 Member
    allphillyfan - could you expand on your ideapad's durability? like how long have you had it, has it overcame any fall or something... stuff like that.

    i'm trying to decide which ideapad model is best. i would get a thinkpad, but thinkpads are a little out of my price range :/
  • AllPhillyFanAllPhillyFan Registered User Posts: 104 Junior Member
    No I haven't dropped it or anything, don't plan to. It did survive a travel though before I had a bag for it where the person that was driving stopped short and it was obvious the box I put it in hit the back of the trunk by the sound. I don't know how to explain how i feel it's build quality is good but just by holding it you can tell it's a well made machine
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