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My company is on a hunt for new laptops. We have been with Dell for a long time now and we really like their small business level laptop such as the Dell Vostro. Very affordable, easy to maintain and was highly configurable to meet performance depends.

But unfortunately, Dell is getting rid of their Vostro line and we are now forced to start buying their Latitude line ups which can cost way more than the Vostro.

Now it seems like the Thinkpad Edge series is the closest level to Vostro small business laptop line. Just wondering if there are any long time users here if they could share their/or someone else's experience with this Lenovo model?

Thanks.
 
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My company is on a hunt for new laptops. We have been with Dell for a long time now and we really like their small business level laptop such as the Dell Vostro. Very affordable, easy to maintain and was highly configurable to meet performance depends.

But unfortunately, Dell is getting rid of their Vostro line and we are now forced to start buying their Latitude line ups which can cost way more than the Vostro.

Now it seems like the Thinkpad Edge series is the closest level to Vostro small business laptop line. Just wondering if there are any long time users here if they could share their/or someone else's experience with this Lenovo model?

Thanks.

I work in a IT refurbishment company (family business)
And I buy my laptops based on what I see coming back from the companies that still work.
What often work well:

IBM / Lenovo Thinkpad T series (the AK47 of the computer world, literally get thousands of these)
HP Probook/Elitebook / NC/NX Series (not nc 6220)
Dell Latitude & Vostro

I think it totally depends on how long you want to keep them for, do you want to be able to sell them when its time to upgrade? Most non business line laptops are cheaply constructed and will get destroyed within a few years meaning that you will not be able to sell them after they have exceeded their useful life. So if you have a short turnover period, you can probably afford to go a little cheaper on the gear.

And it depends on what the users are doing with them(Screens on flimsy laptops smash extremely easily)

Have you thought about going second hand?

Just my 2c, not trying to tell you how to manage your business, sorry that I didn't directly answer your question.
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