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So I need to pick up a laptop for business school later this year (fall). This laptop will probably be my full time machine since I will most likely not be bringing my desktop with me.

So for the Thinkpad guys, should I go w/ the T420 or the X220? I figured either machine will be powerful enough for me (Office, lol) and I plan on upgrading the RAM and SSD myself on whichever I end up getting. Just not sure if I should go w/ the T420 for bigger screen/keyboard or the super light X220 for awesome portability.
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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
So I need to pick up a laptop for business school later this year (fall). This laptop will probably be my full time machine since I will most likely not be bringing my desktop with me.

So for the Thinkpad guys, should I go w/ the T420 or the X220? I figured either machine will be powerful enough for me (Office, lol) and I plan on upgrading the RAM and SSD myself on whichever I end up getting. Just not sure if I should go w/ the T420 for bigger screen/keyboard or the super light X220 for awesome portability.

Get the X220... keep your current monitor and keyboard at your desk. Dock the X220 when needed.


It looks like a Intel mSATA 310 SSD which plugs into a modified miniPCIe slower is an option. That may mean there is a free SATA port for a normal 2.5" HDD?
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/7/11 at 7:56am
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Get the X220... keep your current monitor and keyboard at your desk. Dock the X220 when needed.


It looks like a Intel mSATA 310 SSD which plugs into a modified miniPCIe slower is an option. That may mean there is a free SATA port for a normal 2.5" HDD?
Well that's the thing. I've been to the dorm and pretty sure the table isn't deep enough won't fit my 30", keyboard, docking station, and all that...
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Get the X220... keep your current monitor and keyboard at your desk. Dock the X220 when needed.


It looks like a Intel mSATA 310 SSD which plugs into a modified miniPCIe slower is an option. That may mean there is a free SATA port for a normal 2.5" HDD?
I agree; given the specs, it is hard to recommend anything but the x220 these days.

Usually the 12" series has fought over what hard drives to use; trying to keep the drives small, without killing the laptop size. They keep parts as standard as possible, so I doubt they would make a version with 2.5" SATA slot, and another one with SATA Slot, so I would bet they would keep the SATA slot regardless of drive ordered.
    
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Well that's the thing. I've been to the dorm and pretty sure the table isn't deep enough won't fit my 30", keyboard, docking station, and all that...
Wall mount your 30" and get a wireless keyboard.

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Usually the 12" series has fought over what hard drives to use; trying to keep the drives small, without killing the laptop size. They keep parts as standard as possible, so I doubt they would make a version with 2.5" SATA slot, and another one with SATA Slot, so I would bet they would keep the SATA slot regardless of drive ordered.
The Intel 310 is a mSATA drive and is listed as an option in the X220 spec sheet. This SSD does not use a SATA port. Being the case, there is probably an open SATA port for a 2.5" drive then.

2.5" SATA HDD vs mSATA SSD.

Edited by DuckieHo - 3/7/11 at 8:11am
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If you're going to put a nice screen on a laptop, please don't use Intel HD graphics.
SB's IGP is really not too bad. Especially for light office and multimedia use.
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but the battery life is very impressive
Yeah, that's pretty amazing. Just 1.3KG weight, too.
We'll see how it fairs in real life tests, though. Waiting for a review. Looks excellent so far! Who needs a sluggish Atom!
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If these were just like, 14" they would be so perfect for me!
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If these were just like, 14" they would be so perfect for me!
Lenovo has a lineup of laptops, take a look.

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If these were just like, 14" they would be so perfect for me!
They do, it is the T420, though all you get is a little screen real estate, and a few other things. You would be surprised how nice it is, I use an X40 regularly, and it makes my 14" Latitude D630 feel fat and overly big.
    
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Well, I heard the T420 will use 2.5" SATA drives though, changing from 1.8" before. Is that possible in the X220? B/c I kinda wanted to put a 256gb SSD in myself
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