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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by thrasherht View Post
how does the x1 weigh more then the toshiba, it is the thinnest lightest laptop IBM has.
Toshiba Portege R835: Starting at 3.2 pounds
Lenovo Thinkpad X1: Starting at 3.7 pounds
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post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by Ecstacy View Post
Toshiba Portege R835: Starting at 3.2 pounds
Lenovo Thinkpad X1: Starting at 3.7 pounds
when a laptop is only 3 to 4 pounds, that is next to nothing on terms of laptops. So I don't think it really matters.
I would really go with the x1 just because of how many features it has.
I also love lenovo because of the high build quality, but I also love toshiba because they have nice laptops as well.

Just go with what your budget dictates.
post #23 of 35
Lenovo is not really that reliable anymore.

http://lifehacker.com/5524704/laptop...-laptop-makers

Another good option for that size would be the macbook pro. Reliable and has a good screen, with a better aspect ration (16:10). You can put Windows or Linux on it too.
post #24 of 35
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Lenovo is not really that reliable anymore.

http://lifehacker.com/5524704/laptop...-laptop-makers

Another good option for that size would be the macbook pro. Reliable and has a good screen, with a better aspect ration (16:10). You can put Windows or Linux on it too.
buying a mac to put windows on it is probably one of the stupidest ideas when it comes to financial decisions. It is extremely wasteful, because you can get the same specs for much cheaper, some times pushing over 50%.

I would also disagree that lenovo's are unreliable, I have had mine for over 2 years now, and I have never talked to anybody with a lenovo that has had a problem, while I have seen multiple problems with the laptops that are suppose to be better.
post #25 of 35
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buying a mac to put windows on it is probably one of the stupidest ideas when it comes to financial decisions. It is extremely wasteful, because you can get the same specs for much cheaper, some times pushing over 50%.
Sure you can find a computer that's faster and will have better battery life (Asus uj36 for example.) However, the screen on the macbook is far superior. It has a higher color gamut and much higher contrast. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3889/a...dows7-laptop/3

Also, try finding another 13 inch with a 16:10 ratio screen. It is unfortunate I feel since 16:9 sacrifices useability for movie watching.

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I would also disagree that lenovo's are unreliable, I have had mine for over 2 years now, and I have never talked to anybody with a lenovo that has had a problem, while I have seen multiple problems with the laptops that are suppose to be better.
Your experience is statistically insignificant.
post #26 of 35
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Lenovo is not really that reliable anymore.

http://lifehacker.com/5524704/laptop...-laptop-makers

Another good option for that size would be the macbook pro. Reliable and has a good screen, with a better aspect ration (16:10). You can put Windows or Linux on it too.
Not as reliable as IBM was because they added the cheaper laptops to their line up, but still, Thinkpad's are about the most reliable, durable, well-built laptops your going to find.

And buying a Macbook just to install Windows is a total waste of money, not only the cost of the laptop but the cost of Windows if you don't have a MSDN account like I do. You can get something much better for cheaper.
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post #27 of 35
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Sure you can find a computer that's faster and will have better battery life (Asus uj36 for example.) However, the screen on the macbook is far superior. It has a higher color gamut and much higher contrast. http://www.anandtech.com/show/3889/a...dows7-laptop/3

Also, try finding another 13 inch with a 16:10 ratio screen. It is unfortunate I feel since 16:9 sacrifices useability for movie watching.



Your experience is statistically insignificant.
I would like to ask, have you ever worked on a lenovo? have you ever held one in your hand? Do you know what people do to these things, they are mainly business laptops, so people abuse them. So how many of the people that reported issues, lied about them being from abuse.

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Not as reliable as IBM was because they added the cheaper laptops to their line up, but still, Thinkpad's are about the most reliable, durable, well-built laptops your going to find.

And buying a Macbook just to install Windows is a total waste of money, not only the cost of the laptop but the cost of Windows if you don't have a MSDN account like I do. You can get something much better for cheaper.
Oh thank you for pointing that out, I also forgot that you have to remember the ideapad line and essential lines, they aren't the same quality as the thinkpads.
post #28 of 35
I 2nd a thinkpad. Every single one I've ever used or had to work on, was a breeze. Also, Every single toshiba I've worked on was a nightmare, and using them is fine, for the first year or two.
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post #29 of 35
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I 2nd a thinkpad. Every single one I've ever used or had to work on, was a breeze. Also, Every single toshiba I've worked on was a nightmare, and using them is fine, for the first year or two.
see I have had the complete opposite experience with toshiba stuff. All of the ones I have worked on came apart pretty good, not nearly as good as a thinkpad, and I have 5 toshiba laptops in my house and they are all over 3 years old, and one is pushing 12 years old, and they all work flawlessly.

the 12 year old one is running windows 7 by the way.
post #30 of 35
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see I have had the complete opposite experience with toshiba stuff. All of the ones I have worked on came apart pretty good, not nearly as good as a thinkpad, and I have 5 toshiba laptops in my house and they are all over 3 years old, and one is pushing 12 years old, and they all work flawlessly.

the 12 year old one is running windows 7 by the way.
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