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Originally Posted by Shub View Post
I think it's worth it just for the awesome keyboard
This, the ThinkPad keyboard can't get more awesome.

It feels solid (can't say the same if you get your laptop disassembled to be fixed...) and though I prefer chiclet keys, the moment I touch a ThinkPad keyboard, it's pure bliss.
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post #32 of 59
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
This, the ThinkPad keyboard can't get more awesome.

It feels solid (can't say the same if you get your laptop disassembled to be fixed...) and though I prefer chiclet keys, the moment I touch a ThinkPad keyboard, it's pure bliss.
There's times where I prefer to type a paper for college on my ThinkPad over my desktop purely because this keyboard is many times better than the M$ Sidewinder x4.
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Don't forget the TrackPoint. It's the only pointing device I use on this laptop. Can't beat the accuracy or ease of use in day to day use aside from using a mouse.

Trackpads are crap compared to this little red bad boy.
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Don't forget the TrackPoint. It's the only pointing device I use on this laptop. Can't beat the accuracy or ease of use in day to day use aside from using a mouse.

Trackpads are crap compared to this little red bad boy.
They are awesome... umm.. mice!

    
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They are awesome... umm.. mice!

Trackpoint. is. awesome. I'm using my x120e right now. It's the cheapest thinkpad, but I'm VERY pleased with the build quality.

but yes, the trackpoint alone is worth the extra $150.
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
This, the ThinkPad keyboard can't get more awesome.

It feels solid (can't say the same if you get your laptop disassembled to be fixed...) and though I prefer chiclet keys, the moment I touch a ThinkPad keyboard, it's pure bliss.
Some ThinkPads offer chiclet keys while using the same switches.
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I'd say that $150 if you're already going to spend a few hundred or more is really worth it. I really wanted a new Edge but they took a while to come out so I went with a different business brand. Still convinced that the Lenovo would have been a better option for durability and the keyboard. But 15.6 is really big for portability so definitely look at the 14's or smaller.
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post #38 of 59
Yes, grab a Lenovo Edge 420, T410, or X200 and you should be all set!
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Originally Posted by Monocog007 View Post
My vote is for lenovo. I own a core duo t60 thinkpad and a y560 i7 ideapad. Both of them are lenovo quality, bit the thinkpad definately boasts durability. The nice part of the older thinkpads is that the cases are made of magnesium. Too bad the new ones are abs plastic, they're still nearly bullet proof.
I'm pretty sure that the T and W series still use magnesium.
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Rep for you duckie, quite the discount there. I think I'm going to get a T420 with an i5-2410m and a 1600x900 res screen and 4GB RAM, totals to $810. $45 to upgrade the cpu and get turbo boost, $45 to upgrade screen, and $0 to add a second 2GB RAM dimm(Idk what the deal with that is).

Edit: A quick google found a slick deals for this exact configuration that brings the total price down to $728.19.
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