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You know, I've read people saying that but I can't find anybody who has any proof to back it up. Not saying that it isn't right, its just that I can't find any proof
Because it's very easy to prove. The panels don't have 178/178 degrees viewing angles.
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Lenovo ThinkPad T420i. If you're writing papers you'll want a good keyboard and Thinkpads have the best in the industry. I'd personally spend the extra $50 for the 1600x900 display but that's just preference.

Construction wise, the lid is a carbon fiber/glass fiber hybrid, the bottom is carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and the base and LCD are both protected by a solid magnesium frame. I've watched my W500 fall from ~4 feet while running, spilt water on the keyboard (built-in drain holes), etc. and it still works like new.

Speaking of keyboards- it'll only set you back ~$25 if you need to replace it. Opening a Thinkpad doesn't void the warranty and there should only be a few screws standing between you and a new keyboard.

Finally, the warranty. My W500 had a minor issue that I warrantied it for. My experience was something like this:

Monday afternoon- Called Lenovo. Got transferred to an IBM call center in Georgia. I was never placed on hold and they overnighted a box 5-10 minutes later.
Tuesday morning- box arrived via next day air.
Wednesday morning- Laptop arrived at the repair center. It was shipped back with a new motherboard several hours later.
Thursday morning- fixed laptop arrived.

Blew my mind.

Edit: Search for the "Lenovo tabook" if you want the full spec sheet.
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Lenovo ThinkPad T420i. If you're writing papers you'll want a good keyboard and Thinkpads have the best in the industry. I'd personally spend the extra $50 for the 1600x900 display but that's just preference.

Construction wise, the lid is a carbon fiber/glass fiber hybrid, the bottom is carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and the base and LCD are both protected by a solid magnesium frame. I've watched my W500 fall from ~4 feet while running, spilt water on the keyboard (built-in drain holes), etc. and it still works like new.

Speaking of keyboards- it'll only set you back ~$25 if you need to replace it. Opening a Thinkpad doesn't void the warranty and there should only be a few screws standing between you and a new keyboard.

Finally, the warranty. My W500 had a minor issue that I warrantied it for. My experience was something like this:

Monday afternoon- Called Lenovo. Got transferred to an IBM call center in Georgia. I was never placed on hold and they overnighted a box 5-10 minutes later.
Tuesday morning- box arrived via next day air.
Wednesday morning- Laptop arrived at the repair center. It was shipped back with a new motherboard several hours later.
Thursday morning- fixed laptop arrived.

Blew my mind.

Edit: Search for the "Lenovo tabook" if you want the full spec sheet.
I second that, the Thinkpads are awesome notebooks, maybe not be "stylish" but IMO you cant get more style than an oldschool IBM. I didnt know they had a T series this cheap, I though they were around the $1000 range...
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