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post #31 of 38
You currently cannot beat the pricing on the Thinkpad T60 / T60p / T61 / T61p (not out yet).

The prices are unbelievable and if you don't game, they are the best notebooks in the world.

Lenovo (IBM) T61

T7300 (2.0Ghz 4MB L2 800Mhz FSB)
Windows Vista Home Premium
14.1 WXGA+ TFT, w/o Camera (1440 x 900)
nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M (DX10 / 128MB)
1 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM (get another GB off of Newegg.com for cheaper)
100GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
Intel Turbo Memory 1GB
DVD-ROM 8x Max, Ultrabay Slim
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Integrated Bluetooth PAN
6 Cell Battery

$1153.24

Lenovos are build incredibly strong, do not come pre-loaded with monkey-poo software, hava amazing keyboards / ultranav, and have Thinkvantage software.

Amazing notebook...

The T61p will be out on June 5th with the following:

NVidia Quadro FX 570 M 256MB (powerful DX10 videocard)
1920 x 1200 15.4" screen
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post #32 of 38
Lenovo and Asus are definitely your top contenders for best notebook. Very rock-solid stable across the spectrum. Dell XPS laptops are fairly decent, although in the smaller ones they cook the CPU's nicely.
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post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Drax View Post
Lenovo and Asus are definitely your top contenders for best notebook. Very rock-solid stable across the spectrum. Dell XPS laptops are fairly decent, although in the smaller ones they cook the CPU's nicely.
Hate to break it to you, but ASUS notebooks comes no where close to the quality of Lenovo notebooks.

IMHO:

1. Lenovo Thinkpad T-Series
2. Dell Latitude Series

Then it is a far drop to #3....
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post #34 of 38
Asus for gaming, They are the few that come with decent graphics cards and they arn't uber expensive
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post #35 of 38
I'd change that to Asus for casual gaming. They are more of what I'd call a media rig since their gpu's aren't the best and are normally soldered to the board. They also use slow hd's and generic ram.

Don't get me wrong, I have a Asus too... it's a good value, but hardly a gamer's dream rig.
    
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post #36 of 38
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I would not get Sony.

Nice design, but overprices and expensive to repair (you'll need to take the whole thing apart just to replace something as simple as a hard drive).

Acer is ok, but a buit budget...

My vote is still Dell... nice balance between performance, price, and ease of repair.
I agree with Chozart.

Sony is like the Apple of PC laptops.

Really easy on the eyes, but pain for the wallet.
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post #37 of 38
Lenovo is best, followed by Asus, Dell (Latitude and XPS), Toshiba, and Dell (Inspiron).

Stay away from HP.
 
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post #38 of 38
ASUS and Sagernotebooks are too you might want to research.
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