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ThinkPad X120e vs Pavilion dm1z

Poll Results: Which laptop should I get?

 
  • 50% (22)
    Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
  • 43% (19)
    HP Pavilion dm1z (with AMD Fusion)
  • 6% (3)
    Other
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post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone!

Straight to the point: I'm looking to get a laptop for school, browsing, and the occasional video. No gaming comments are necessary, as laptops that are made for gaming are well out of my price range. The two laptops I'm considering are: From what I've read, the specs (hardware, screen reso, etc.) for both of these laptops are very similar, if not identical. The problem is I've heard great things about Lenovo, but the ThinkPad may or may not get released 'til after March 8th (according to rumors).

Something to consider:
The dm1z is $100 less (according to their website), but doesn't come with any warranty. O well?


Question: Do you guys think I should get the HP, or wait for the Lenovo? OR... Should I go with some other laptop?

I'm having a really hard time deciding because I've had nothing but good experiences with HP, but I've read of so many bad things about HP on this forum, I'm just not sure what to do! If you guys could help me choose between these two (or help me find a better laptop for no more than $550), I'd greatly appreciate it!

Please discuss.
Edited by onoz - 2/20/11 at 10:10pm
 
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post #2 of 58
Quote:
The dm1z is $100 less (according to their website), but doesn't come with any warranty. O well?

If thats true, get the thinkbook without hesitation.
Also i'd never buy an hp unless it was a large price difference and had a warranty.
post #3 of 58
Unfortunately, the dm1z is better. They had a review of the X120e somewhere and the dm1z has longer battery life and some other things. It's so sad to have Lenovo ThinkPads get beaten.

Edit - yeah, it was the Engadget review I saw.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/21/11 at 6:09am
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post #4 of 58
We have some of the HPs at work and they kick. Handles 1080p video great and battery life is very good. I love the size and look also.
post #5 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by s-x;12465753 
If thats true, get the thinkbook without hesitation.
Also i'd never buy an hp unless it was a large price difference and had a warranty.
But what I'm also wondering is whether or not the X120e will have a warranty with the ~$579 price tag.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore;12467449 
Unfortunately, the dm1z is better. They had a review of the X120e somewhere and the dm1z has longer battery life and some other things. It's so sad to have Lenovo ThinkPads get beaten.

Edit - yeah, it was the Engadget review I saw.
According to the Engadget review on the ThinkPad X120e, the dm1z's battery only lasted a tiny bit longer (6 minutes) than the X120e during their "intensive" testing. Would this translate to an even bigger gap in real world situations?
 
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You still can do something in 6 minutes tongue.gif.

X120e owner playing WoW: "I'm gonna own you! 1 more minute and you're dead!" *comp shuts down* "Onoz! OMGz! No!"

dm1z owner playing against person: "haha sucker. I win. Forfeit!"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore;12470142 
You still can do something in 6 minutes tongue.gif.

X120e owner playing WoW: "I'm gonna own you! 1 more minute and you're dead!" *comp shuts down* "Onoz! OMGz! No!"

dm1z owner playing against person: "haha sucker. I win. Forfeit!"
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post #8 of 58
I've been looking at both of these laptops too. An interesting thing to note: The dm1z comes with a 6-cell battery by default, while the Thinkpad only has a 3-cell. The 6-cell is more expensive and sticks out of the back. I asked Lenovo and the 3-cell battery only gives you about 3 hrs of juice. Total dealbreaker for me...

Another option to look at is the Sony Vaio YB. It's another Zacate 11 incher...not my thing personally but hey more options for ya to consider...
post #9 of 58
Have you though about, say, a used Thinkpad X200?
post #10 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommy_oliver;12485162 
I've been looking at both of these laptops too. An interesting thing to note: The dm1z comes with a 6-cell battery by default, while the Thinkpad only has a 3-cell. The 6-cell is more expensive and sticks out of the back. I asked Lenovo and the 3-cell battery only gives you about 3 hrs of juice. Total dealbreaker for me...

Another option to look at is the Sony Vaio YB. It's another Zacate 11 incher...not my thing personally but hey more options for ya to consider...
Thanks tommy_oliver! It' a bit over my price range, but I've heard great things about Vaios and, apart from being over priced in general (though it's not the case with this model), I think this is a good recommendation. I'll definitely consider it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by B757;12488648 
Have you though about, say, a used Thinkpad X200?
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It's price tag is slightly over my $550 limit, even used. Thanks though!
 
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