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I want to get a thinkpad

howon92howon92 Registered User Posts: 331 Member
edited December 2009 in College Computers
Since I use my laptops pretty harshly, I think Thinkpad series would be best for me to use in college.

I usually work with more than 10 pop up windows for internet while listening to music and writing a document: I am a multi tasker.

What computer do you recommend?

I find this link very useful... is it safe for me to pick one of those off this site?
also do you think its a good idea for me to get a thinkpad?

Lenovo - Laptop computers - ThinkPad T400
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Replies to: I want to get a thinkpad

  • hirakohirako Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    The T400 is a great choice. Get it unless you want DisplayPort out (will let you watch HD movies (including 1080p ones) by connecting the laptop to an HDTV), then get a T400s.
  • excelblueexcelblue Registered User Posts: 1,840 Senior Member
    The difference between the brands of laptops are usually the overall build quality instead of performance. This is because on the inside, the varieties of chips and software all come from the same few companies (Intel, AMD, nVIDIA, ATI, Broadcom, VIA, Realtek, etc.) In fact, this ie even true (just to a much lesser extent) between PCs and Macs.

    I heavily recommend against multitasking in terms of productivity, but if you insist, you should most definitely get a good dual-core or quad-core processor -- Core 2 Duo/Quad, Turion X2/X4, etc.

    The rest is basically just design and durability - eg. how long will the keyboard last, will the LCD crack?

    So yeah, the Thinkpad T-series is what I'd recommend, but due to issues you may have in dealing with Lenovo, I suggest that you just get a Dell Latitude E-series.
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