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Old 08-01-2009, 01:41 PM   #31
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I have a T60 with 1.83ghz but I decked it out with 500g hd and 3g ram, wouldn't trade it for the world. The last true IBM. I got it in 2006, when they were built by IBM I believe. I checked out the lenovos, build quality is just not there, and the design is not there either.

I see it this way:

IBMs are like old school BMW & Mercedes, over engineered and built like rocks.
Lenovo was like Bangle who came out and changed things around and introduced a e46. Still a decent car but not exactly like the good old days.
Then Lenovo takes over, which is akin to the e90s and newer models coming out. Build quality and design is not there and it shows.


If I had to get a laptop, macbook only, nothing else.
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:52 PM   #32
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Sorry to burst you bubble but that's a lenovo not an IBM.

Ivan - everyone has their uses for a laptop. The days where a laptop could not do the same tasks as a desktop are long gone. Some people don't move with it often, but like the option. I am a fan of the ultraportables. Have one myself. But it's not for everyone.
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Sorry to burst you bubble but that's a lenovo not an IBM.

Ivan - everyone has their uses for a laptop. The days where a laptop could not do the same tasks as a desktop are long gone. Some people don't move with it often, but like the option. I am a fan of the ultraportables. Have one myself. But it's not for everyone.
i know, but its one of those "transition" laptops right
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #34
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i know, but its one of those "transition" laptops right
Nope - fully Lenovo by the time T60 came out. It was under the IBM name to ease transition to a new name brand.
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Nope - fully Lenovo by the time T60 came out. It was under the IBM name to ease transition to a new name brand.
There must be a reason why the T60 had the metal hinges and overall smaller sturdy design compared to the newer lenovo's that look more like dells.
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Deep,

That's true. If the laptop is just going to sit on your desk all the time, you can ignore my advice.

I never use my laptop at home (i have a desktop for that), so my laptop has to be very portable.

Good advice though deep,
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There must be a reason why the T60 had the metal hinges and overall smaller sturdy design compared to the newer lenovo's that look more like dells.
what are you talking about? The new THINKPAD series have all those things. The Lenovo 3000 series and the ideapads are different series geared to consumer and lack some of these features.

Thinkpad's still have the metal hinges, still has the active hard drive technology to save data in case of a drop, etc

I don't know why so many people think they are different. Lenovo hired ALL the r and d people from IBM. Unlike the hp cpq merger, there was not a single lay off due to the merger. Lenovo head office still remains in RTP, north Carolina.
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what are you talking about? The new THINKPAD series have all those things. The Lenovo 3000 series and the ideapads are different series geared to consumer and lack some of these features.

Thinkpad's still have the metal hinges, still has the active hard drive technology to save data in case of a drop, etc

I don't know why so many people think they are different. Lenovo hired ALL the r and d people from IBM. Unlike the hp cpq merger, there was not a single lay off due to the merger. Lenovo head office still remains in RTP, north Carolina.
Oh, I was not aware that the Thinkpad name is still being used, I used a 3000 series before and that's what I based my post on..Anyway thanks for the heads up
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Oh, I was not aware that the Thinkpad name is still being used, I used a 3000 series before and that's what I based my post on..Anyway thanks for the heads up
Yes, the 3000 line is lower grade, to make a lower price, to combat Dell and other consumer style companies. ThinkPad still exist, in a big way for corporate.
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