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I am thinking of buying a laptop to work on at school...this is not a gaming machine or anything.

So I was looking at thinkpads online, and they look nice. Gotta love the all-black look. From what I have heard, Thinkpads are good quality laptops.
So all you thinkpad owners out there...Are you satisfied? What are the big selling points for Thinkpads?

I am looking for something lightweight, fairly small(13-15 inches probably), and decent battery life. Again, I won't be gaming or anything, so I don't need top-of-the line graphics or anything.
T Series? X Series? What do you guys think?
Any other brands that would fit the bill?




And yeah, I did think about the eeePC, but I probably need something a little more substantial than that.
    
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At work we are a lenovo reseller and its all we sell. We think they are great! Build quality and design are top in my opinion!
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Thinkpads are very nice laptops, which is why so many businesses use them.
As for other brands, look into some of the LG or HPs, both of which I have good experiences with
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yes i'm very satisfied w/ mine. i own an r60 w/ a t2400 and 2gb of ram and i have never had one problem w/ it....not....one. lenovos are actually ranked up w/ macbooks on quality ratings fyi
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lenovo thinkpads are the best laptop brand in my opinion, followed by fujitsu.

i am talking not in terms of performance but in reliablity, warranty service, and durability.

i've got a thinkpad X60 Tablet and it is awsome, I use it to take lecture notes and it's all i carry, really, screw the iphone.

for you if you don't want to spend too much a 14" T60 thinkpad will cost you around $700 (i've seen cheaper) but it is very good and fully featured (bluetooth, infrared, dvd burner, wifi etc). 3 years warranty.

The X series thinkpads are usually for portability where they are 13" and under and has the tablet option. They'll cost you over $1200. But they are very light and power effiecent. My tablet on 8-cell battery lasts 7+ hours on full charge.

The R series is the value thinkpads. What's more to say, don't get R if you can afford T.
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I notice the T series are around 5 lbs...is that considered heavy for a laptop?
That is definitely a factor for me. I don't want to lug around a frickin heavy laptop and adapter all day.
    
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I notice the T series are around 5 lbs...is that considered heavy for a laptop?
That is definitely a factor for me. I don't want to lug around a frickin heavy laptop and adapter all day.
consider the X60 or X60s they are the 12.1 ultra portables weighing at about 3 pounds with 4 cell battery. they will cost you around $800-900from ebay or a reseller. You can only get the new X61's directly from lenovo but they start from $1200, and the only difference i am aware of is that they have a higher FSB than x60's. If you have no budget then get a tablet(X60t or X61t), they are wicked for taking notes and drawing random stuff in class.

but really though 5 pound is not that bad, it's like 1 calculus textbook. also get a bag or a sleeve or something for protection.
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Welcome to the dark side, your ThinkPad awaits.
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What are the big selling points for Thinkpads?
The godly keyboard and mouse buttons that even other Lenovo designs cannot compare to. I've been spoiled because my R40 was my first ever laptop, so when I went to college and got around to seeing and using other peoples' laptops, I always felt a certain discomfort that I never experienced with my R40. Until someone pointed out to me that Thinkpads are really known for their toughness and one-of-a-kind keyboards.
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Thinkpads aren't just good, their great. On top of that, the Thinkpad T6x series is considered to be the best built Thinkpad ever made.
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