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I am going to get a laptop soon that I will use for school...

I am looking at the Asus W7S
and the Thinkpad X61s.

I am leaning towards the Thinkpad for a few reasons. Build quality and battery life are supposed to be better, especially since it has a low-voltage processor. Also, Lenovo is having a special 25% off sale on T and X series that lasts until Monday.

Sound reasonable?
Opinions?

The only thing I am not really thrilled about in terms of the Thinkpad is the screen not being wide format, and the lack of touchpad(although people tell me the point stick is nice)

Any other 12-13" laptops that would compete with the two I have picked?
    
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if you are gonna play games with then w7s. 8400m is not good but it is 100% better over gma x3100.

if not w7s is still a good choice because you get 2 years warranty instead of one year from lenovo. (plus the accidental damage warranty)

but lenovo build quality is top notch and their technical support is the best in the business.

so i you want to be professional go with lenovo, else i'd pick the w7s
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checkout some gateways... http://www.gateway.com/systems/category/529597072.php

had three of their lappys and loved them all have two currently in our house right now (mom and dad) my mom took my old one that i had vista running on with an intel pentium M processor and 1.2 gigs of ram and it ran it flawlessly
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oh yeah, I forgot to say that this is just going to be dedicated to school. Just coding, report writing, taking notes etc. so I am steering away from a dedicated card. I just provided the Newegg links for reference; not necessarily going to get that exact setup.
    
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you can get a ibm x60 tablet for about the same price, great for taking notes and freaking out low tech drones
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I have W7S... all I can possibly complain about is battery life (can get 2 1/2 hours if I work at it) and stock RAM (spent 20$ at bestbuy and got 2gb stick so thats covered, 512mb is welded) (OH! heat vents on the right side, but that has never bothered me)

Other than those two things the laptop is wonderful, runs source quite effectively if you plan on doing light gaming, comes with a nice btooth mouse, latptop case, etc. it has a great keyboard. Its light, small, and great for running from class to class. Not to mention I THREW! it (I was mad... really mad) about 10 feet and it landed right on the side, sustained a crack, a small chip and a small dent but runs perfectly fine.

Hope this helped is some miracle way...

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