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Hmmm, how's the build on yours?
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how is the webcam quality on it?
The webcam quality isn't bad, though I'm not really picky in that aspect of the laptop. I'll take a picture with a camera and my webcam to compare.
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The build quality is great, in my humble opinion. Of course, I know that Lenovo/IBM has the reputation of being one of the best, if not the best, when it comes to notebook quality. Having said this, my dm1z is no slouch either. I'm not sure how else I can comment on the quality of this laptop other than to say that it doesn't feel like it's built with cheap plastic like my Toshiba A215-S6816.

Edit Oh, and I read the comments you made in your review thread, and I respectfully disagree with some of it . I'm not sure why you think it's fat, especially compared to the X120e; aren't they the same size? As for being a fingerprint magnet, it somewhat is, but that's true with all laptops that have the glossy finish, so I don't think that's anything to really point out. The navigation system, if you're referring to using both fingers to scroll (like the macbooks) instead of using the right side of the track pad, is something that I REALLY like about this laptop. Scrolling with 2 fingers really isn't that hard. Crappy colors and viewing angles, I can't comment, since I didn't really pay attention to the X120e when I used it.
Edited by onoz - 6/10/11 at 11:16am
 
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Added League of Legends. "Random screenshot vs camera shot" added as well. Gonna install ubuntu tonight.
 
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One final bump. Finally made time to add my own conclusion.

Also, much to my disappointment, I wasn't able to get Ubuntu working on it (after nearly 6 solid hours of working on it), and it is still on my list of "To Do's" for this ultra-portable. I've tried looking at several guides for installing Linux for dual-booting with Windows7, but have been unsuccessful in all of my attempts. I'm still not ready to completely remove my Windows7 partition. Stay tuned for that part!
 
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could you test playing 1080p YouTube video on a 1080p TV via HDMI?

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could you test playing 1080p YouTube video on a 1080p TV via HDMI?

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I watched Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" music video in 1080p (on a 1080p TV via HDMI), and it's extremely choppy. I wouldn't recommend this laptop if you want to watch 1080p.

Hope this helps.


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I watched Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" music video in 1080p (on a 1080p TV via HDMI), and it's extremely choppy. I wouldn't recommend this laptop if you want to watch 1080p.

Hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gyLR4NfMiI&ob=av3e&hd=1
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I watched Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" music video in 1080p (on a 1080p TV via HDMI), and it's extremely choppy. I wouldn't recommend this laptop if you want to watch 1080p.

Hope this helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gyLR4NfMiI&ob=av3e&hd=1
when I owned the laptop, I never had any issues with 1080p, make sure your drivers are the latest, and flash is up to date, because I remember watching 1080p stuff with the help of the GPU.

but tbh, thats the main reason I got a m11x, its the same size but it has a CULV cpu. doesnt need the help of the GPU to do any of this.
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when I owned the laptop, I never had any issues with 1080p, make sure your drivers are the latest, and flash is up to date, because I remember watching 1080p stuff with the help of the GPU.

but tbh, thats the main reason I got a m11x, its the same size but it has a CULV cpu. doesnt need the help of the GPU to do any of this.
Hmm that's weird. After I read your comment, I went ahead and got the latest drivers. For some weird reason, when I watch 1080p on my laptop, it's still just as choppy, but when I watch it on the TV via HDMI, there's less choppiness (though still not good to me). Is something wrong with my laptop...?
 
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*shudder* that horrid A215...Almost anything is an upgrade from it lol
    
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