Lenovo Thinkpad?! Is that good or bad?

<p>So, I am thinking of getting a Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop for college. I am an incoming Business Administration major. It cost $600, have you had any experience with it? Should i get it? Any advice is great! Thanks</p>

<p>Thinkpads are great. A standard in the business world, they're durable, quality products.</p>

<p>Thinkpads are usually robust laptops and often used in the business industry. Which one are you looking at specifically?</p>

<p>Lenovo doen't have the best reputation. Use a consumer review such as Consumer Reports or even reviews on Amazon etc.</p>

<p>If you get a Thinkpad you're set, ignore the Ideacenter stuff.</p>

<p>The Lenovo Thinkpad T Series is by far the best built laptop out there.</p>

<p>Anything is better than stupid HP!!!</p>

<p>Not sure what model you are looking at, but the Lenovo (was IBM) Thinkpad is our company's (Fortune 300) standard laptop. Seems to do pretty well. (However, I would get a Dell.)</p>

<p>Pretty good but tends to be pricier than more home/student oriented brands.</p>

<p>I have a Lenovo ThinkPad R-series from 2007. I've upgraded the RAM and the operating system twice (1->2->4; XP->Vista->7), and I don't plan on getting a new one until it breaks or I finish grad school, whichever comes first.</p>

<p>Thinkpad T-series and R-series are good, but not the SL-series.</p>

<p>You'll also see examples on how <em>NOT</em> to run a company once you figure out how much of a pain it is to order from Lenovo. However, their actual product is quite nice.</p>

<p>I had 3 thinkpads before I switched to an MBP. Thinkpads are great.</p>

<p>Lenovo is probably the best Windows laptop company, followed by Sony and then Dell.</p>

<p>I'm using one now - it works fine.</p>

<p>My understanding is that Lenovos are good solid laptops. I used to buy Dell's, but recent concerns about the Studio models with the i5 and i7 processors having too many problems kept me away from them. I have seen reports that HP and Dell have horrible service, but I have owned both and have never had a problem with their service. Asus is another brand with a solid reputation.</p>

<p>Lenovo makes supremely practical notebooks.</p>

<p>An excellent low cost-high yield investment for college students.</p>

<p>I was a long-time Dell user (at least 10 years) until my last one. It was horrible, the hard drive crashed repeatedly. I kept calling customer service - they were friendly and helped me reinstall Windows each time but they insisted it was Windows, not their computer. I will not buy another Dell - the quality seems to have declined. There are a lot of solid brands out there now at reasonable prices.</p>

<p>I ditched my Dell laptop for my son's Acer laptop last week -what a HUGE difference. Son got a new Samsung laptop for college.</p>

<p>I don't see why someone's major matters when deciding what laptop to get</p>

<p>It does when you need the processing power or specific programs.</p>

<p>For a business major though, like the TC, it doesn't matter.</p>

<p>My D is going to be a senior in college and has had a Thinkpad since freshman year because it was the one sponsored by her school and maintained by IT services. She is very hard on it and has had it in for service three or four times, but even though we offered to get her a new one for next year, she will be keeping it (and its Vista). The school switched to Dell this past year, but I don't know whether it was because of problems with Lenovo or that they got a better deal. If your school has a preferred laptop that they provide maintenance for, you might want to consider that, even though they charge a premium for that service.</p>

<p>I see Lenovo as something for the international businessman.</p>

<p>Why not a MacBook? Get a college discount, then get the free iTouch and free printer and sell both of them! Your MacBook could then cost like $700! Yay.</p>