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I am confused... Quad Core vs Thinkpad

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I can upgrade my PC to return it to being watercooled, get quad core, and have plenty left over for some fun...

Or I can tone down my PC, keep it air cooled, and no more upgrades (for a while) and get a nice laptop to take with me to school.

What I would get:

Lenovo Thinkpad T61p Mobile Workstation:

Windows Vista Business x64
T7500 (2.2Ghz / 800Mhz FSB / 4MB L2 cache)
Intel Santa Rosa 965M based platform
4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-667 (Located here)
Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (256Mb / DX10 / On par with 8700GT)
100GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
15.4" WUXGA (1920x1200) display
UltraNav (World Famous Thinkpad Mouse / Keyboard)
DVD-ROM 8x
Intel Wifi 4965AGN / Integrated Bluetooth / Integrated Wireless USB
6 cell battery

The other option is the light weight laptop:

Thinkpad T61:

Windows Vista Business (Comes in x86, I would like x64)
T7100 (1.8Ghz / 800Mhz FSB / 2MB L2 cache)
Intel Santa Rosa 965M based platform
2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-667 (Located here)
Intel X3100 IGP
14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) display
100GB 7200RPM SATA HDD
UltraNav (World Famous Thinkpad Mouse / Keyboard)
DVD-ROM 8x
Intel Wifi 4965AGN / Integrated Bluetooth
6 cell battery
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post #2 of 31
Tone it down
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post #3 of 31
Gaming laptops are a complete joke.

Lots of good points in that article, immediately brought to mind as I read your laptop specs. I believe you should get a laptop however, but tone it down a little. Buy something for which the battery will last more than 1 hour.
    
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post #4 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Gaming laptops are a complete joke.

Lots of good points in that article, immediately brought to mind as I read your laptop specs. I believe you should get a laptop however, but tone it down a little. Buy something for which the battery will last more than 1 hour.
This isn't a gaming notebook... It is a Pro|Engineer / CADD / CFD notebook.

My desktop shutters under Pro|Engineer...
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post #5 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
This isn't a gaming notebook... It is a Pro|Engineer / CADD / CFD notebook.

My desktop shutters under Pro|Engineer...
Say what you want about it. It'll still suck as a laptop. I'm JUST SAYIN'! Ask yourself, do you draw in CAD at the beach? or at Starbucks? no? then get a real rig!
    
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post #6 of 31
Get the laptop but you definitely do not need 4GB of RAM. That is a waste.

EDIT: With those applications mentioned above you might.
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post #7 of 31
get a lappy.
i have a deece rig, and a lappy. at school, i love it.
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post #8 of 31
Laptops are so handy. You definitely won't be disappointed in having one for school. Well worth the investment if you ask me.
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Get the laptop but you definitely do not need 4GB of RAM. That is a waste.

EDIT: With those applications mentioned above you might.
If you care to send me some of that kindling most of us commonfolk call money in the mail I'd appreciate it.
    
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
My desktop shutters under Pro|Engineer...
i don't get it. your desktop looks superior in every way to this notebook.
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