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Next Year's Computers!

ginnyvereginnyvere Registered User Posts: 929 Member
edited August 2006 in Wake Forest University
They've announced what computers the classes of 2008 and 2010 are getting next year, and they look like they're going to be amazing: http://www.wfu.edu/technology/reference/thinkpad/t60/specs.html.
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Replies to: Next Year's Computers!

  • mojojojo69mojojojo69 - Posts: 2,571 Senior Member
    boo!!! no Windows Vista, its coming out next year!! :( instead they give out xp lol
  • sandsunandsurfsandsunandsurf Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    aaaaggghhhh I'm so excited!
  • scarletleavyscarletleavy Registered User Posts: 2,374 Senior Member
    Awesome! I was hoping we'd get one with the fingerprint reader. I'm so excited.
  • saketmsaketm Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    i was asking, can you upgrade your computer. i mean, after you get it, can you update to windows vista when it comes out? or increase the RAM? hey does this have a finger reader.
  • scarletleavyscarletleavy Registered User Posts: 2,374 Senior Member
    I don't know about any of the other stuff, but it does have a finger reader. I checked the specs online at the Lenovo website.
  • ginnyvereginnyvere Registered User Posts: 929 Member
    I doubt that you'll be able to upgrade, but you'll get a new one at the beginning of your junior year.
  • juba2jivejuba2jive Registered User Posts: 1,001 Member
    Supposedly that 6-cell battery has an hour of life per cell (or at least that's the rumor) so it would have a 6 hour battery life, which is about twice the life of my laptop. Sweet.

    I'm sure they're not giving y'all Vista because a) it's not out yet; b) they have to go ahead and buy all the computers now to get the software load/WF settings put on 2000+ computers before August, so they can't wait for Vista. They'll probably have it by your junior year though.

    No, I'm pretty sure you can't upgrade on your own. You'll have to sign an agreement before you get your laptop and I think one of the details is that you won't mod the laptop...or IS/the RTAs won't help you with support. You don't have admin rights or own the Windows license to your laptop anyway so I don't think you could install a new OS? I could be wrong.
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
    lol What is a finger scanner?
  • ginnyvereginnyvere Registered User Posts: 929 Member
    It's a new security feature. From what I gather, instead of entering your password to log onto your computer, you swipe your finger across the finger scanner, and it recognizes your fingerprint.
  • scarletleavyscarletleavy Registered User Posts: 2,374 Senior Member
    Exactly. You can also program it to be your password for other applications you run, like email or other programs/sites that need passwords for.
  • zoom1017zoom1017 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    That might be the coolest thing I've ever heard.

    Would it be wrong if I went to Wake JUST for the finger reader?
  • zoom1017zoom1017 Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    So yeah that was a joke.


    I like the Chick Filet in Benson, too.
  • saketmsaketm Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    wait wait wait. do we get a laptop bag with the lenovo. cause usually, when ppl buy a lenovo/ibm in india, they get a laptop bag along with it.
  • mhc48mhc48 Registered User Posts: 1,295 Senior Member
    Given the Core Duo processor and graphics card, the laptop looks like it should support Vista. However, I would tend to doubt that your college's IMS department or bookstore would want to support Vista, at least until the second fix came out. They will want standardization, and everything to work well, predictably and have proven backward compatibility.

    At this point there doesn't seem to be that much reason for the schools to go to Vista.
  • ginnyvereginnyvere Registered User Posts: 929 Member
    No, you don't get a laptop bag. I bought my own when I got my freshman laptop.
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