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Thinkpad or Latitude?

Poll Results: Thinkpad or Latitude

 
  • 77% (14)
    Thinkpad
  • 22% (4)
    Latitude
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post #1 of 18
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Both are similarly priced.
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post #2 of 18
Tough call. Whichever has the better specs i guess.
post #3 of 18
Thinkpad. Unless dell has sorted out some previous durability issues (I had one dell lattitude, it worked okay but wasn't very resilient--my roommate has a "current" lattitude--maybe 1 year old, and the speaker wires have gotten chopped by opening/closing the notebook--wires got frayed internally so his speakers don't work). IMHO, dells are overpriced, but so are thinkpads. My boss has used two thinkpads--the first one died due to the motherboard cracking, but in all honesty, he treats his stuff like crap--I'm actually surprised that it lasted as long as it did. He got another one, and it's been going strong for a year and a half despite abuse...
    
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post #4 of 18
In my experience Thinkpads outlast any Dell model notebook by a large margin. When I worked as a PC tech I rarely saw Thinkpads in for service. Dells were much more prone to problems.

I've owned 2 Thinkpads and never a problem.
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post #5 of 18
I'd say it depends on the model. If you pick up a brand new Latitude or thinkpad, I'd say it is a tough call.

The experience I have with Latitudes is that that the old models are well built, the 4 year old ones are moderately built, and the new ones (especially the D630) are very well built.

If the Dell is cheaper, go with it.
    
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post #6 of 18
Thinkpad for Lenovo's good customer service. Dell's customer service is rubbish. Try googling "Dell Horror Stories" and you'll find so many you won't want to buy Dell again
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post #7 of 18
A Thinkpad vs a Latitude should be a simple choice if they're the same price. I'm loving my x61t (but my wallet isn't). Which Thinkpad are you considering?
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkspearxz View Post
Thinkpad for Lenovo's good customer service. Dell's customer service is rubbish. Try googling "Dell Horror Stories" and you'll find so many you won't want to buy Dell again
I used to believe that, but since I have been working in IT for hte last 3 years, I find most hard to believe. At least 100 calls later to various lines, and the worst experience I have had is with 1 guy who talked a little too fast.
    
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
I used to believe that, but since I have been working in IT for hte last 3 years, I find most hard to believe. At least 100 calls later to various lines, and the worst experience I have had is with 1 guy who talked a little too fast.
My experiences with Dell's CS has been mostly positive. That said, the consumer CS is vastly different from what companies get.
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post #10 of 18
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I was after either a D630 or a T61 with the T61 costing 40 bucks more but comes with a 4 cell battery instead of the 6 that comes with the Latitude and has 1 gig of ram compared to the 2 in the Latitude. The rest of the specs were nearly identical.
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