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FYI Trackpoint ftw, I got one on my Dell i8200, and It's fricking awesome. Everyone i talk to that has one gets annoyed by it....I don't know why.

It's more precise, efficient and effective as a mouse than a track pad IMO
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Alright, I have narrowed my choices down to thinkpad laptops, my question is should I get a T420 or an E420/E420s? From what I have gathered the E420 is about .2lbs lighter, has the same RAM and CPU, same graphics, but only has a 1366x768 resolution while the T420 could have a 1600x900 resolution. The T420 is slightly more expensive, $730 with a deal and student discount, while the E420 is $575 and the E420s is $640. Does anyone know what other significant differences there might be?

edit: the X220 is also $764 for a 12.5" at 1366x768 with a 2310m(no turbo boost).
Edited by the.FBI - 5/13/11 at 5:23pm
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Double Posting it up, I have decided to get a T420 with an i5-2410m, 4GB RAM, a 1600x900 res screen, a 320GB 7200rpm HDD, and a 9 cell battery, total comes to $768.69.

edit: Thanks for all the help, locking thread as I am done with it and repping those that helped.
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I literally just got a T520 with a sandy bridge i5. I love it. I sold my macbook pro to get it and it was the best decision ever. I absolutely love the keyboard and the quality is just downright impressive for a windows machine. Screaming fast too. It only has Intel 3000 graphics but its really all I need. I have a desktop for gaming and this machine is purely for school (Sql work and coding) and when I go on trips. I'm up in the air right now as to if I should buy an extended warranty right now, but I have a year to figure it out. Its way worth the money. Mine was $930, and I have no regrets what so ever, and I've had HP's, Dells, Apple, and Sony notebooks before.
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Funny, I have no idea how to close this thread, whatever I'll just let it die then.
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Funny, I have no idea how to close this thread, whatever I'll just let it die then.
If you click on "Go Advanced" at the bottom of the quick reply box there should be a check box for "Reply and close thread" or something to that effect. IIRC.

EDIT: That seems to only be for marketplace threads. My bad.
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I'm pretty sure that the T and W series still use magnesium.
Are you sure? I thought none of them did.. Cuz when i bought my Y560 Ideapad about 5 months ago, i had looked into getting another thinkpad. I'd searched far and wide on specs but all i could find was ones made of ABS plastic. Yet i could be wrong..
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Are you sure? I thought none of them did.. Cuz when i bought my Y560 Ideapad about 5 months ago, i had looked into getting another thinkpad. I'd searched far and wide on specs but all i could find was ones made of ABS plastic. Yet i could be wrong..
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2976/l...t-for-business

"The construction of the T410 has the famed magnesium alloy chassis with a black rubberized coating on the exterior."

I know as a fact my old T410 was magnesium. And it's also my understanding that the W series and X220 are as well.
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/2976/l...t-for-business

"The construction of the T410 has the famed magnesium alloy chassis with a black rubberized coating on the exterior."

I know as a fact my old T410 was magnesium. And it's also my understanding that the W series and X220 are as well.
While I've been looking through Lenovo's website it appears that the T410 is no longer in production and has been replaced by the T420, no idea on what material it is made out of but I am going to ask a rep.
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