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Yeah ok.
what do you mean by that? you don't believe me?
I have never had a single problem with any of my toshiba. My dads had one small problem with the cable going to the monitor, but it had just loosened up over 3 years, and when I tightened it, it was perfectly fine.
post #32 of 35
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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.
Sure, they are durable, but that does not mean they are reliable, as that study shows. Essentially it is the difference between external durability and internal durability. For example, I could drop my thinkpad or throw it and it probably would not break. On the other hand, it might just wear out and start overheating or crashing.

OSX is awful, why not replace it. Why click more to perform the same task. Windows is free for me (I'm a student). Personally, I use ubuntu. Check my link, the macbook pro has one of the best screens for a 13", and it has a 16:10 aspect ratio. Of course, others outperform it in different ways and you certainly pay extra for the screen.

But yeah if reliability is the ultimate most important factor, go with Asus or Toshiba.
Edited by perfectblade - 8/1/11 at 6:22pm
post #33 of 35
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Leaning back to the toshiba, apple don't interest me, don't like the style, and OSX drives me to distraction. Machine will be dual boot with Win 7 and Scientific Linux most likely. Its come down to the battery life and weight, both of which appear to be better on the toshiba over the Lenovo. Both also appear to offer the same sort of shock, drop and splash protection. The matte screen on the Toshiba is also a plus as i will use it outdoors.

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post #34 of 35
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Leaning back to the toshiba, apple don't interest me, don't like the style, and OSX drives me to distraction. Machine will be dual boot with Win 7 and Scientific Linux most likely. Its come down to the battery life and weight, both of which appear to be better on the toshiba over the Lenovo. Both also appear to offer the same sort of shock, drop and splash protection. The matte screen on the Toshiba is also a plus as i will use it outdoors.

cheers Oz
what is the battery life on the toshiba, because the lenovo is 5 hours, and you have the option later of adding the slice to bump it up to 10 hours.

EDIT: another thing is, when most companies say the battery life is up to a certain time, it never really can do it that long under normal stress, but when lenovo says it, it seems they don't lie. My laptop came with a claim of 8 hours, and I got exactly 8 hours from my battery with normal web browsing and chatting.
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Toshiba claim 8.9hrs battery life, so i'd expect to get a solid 6 out of it which would be fine. Adding an extra battery isn't an option as it adds extra weight, and the Lenovo is unfortunately already 0.5 Kg heavier the X1 is still really interesting, but i think the Toshiba still has the lead.. also will depend what prices i can find them both at in the next few days
    
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