Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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ThinkPad?
by Carewolf on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:30 UTC
Carewolf
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2005-09-08

Apple laptop might have been ahead of most Windows laptops, but they have never been anywhere close to ThinkPads in performance and build quality (though thoroughly beating them in design).

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RE: ThinkPad?
by sergio on Tue 27th Mar 2012 23:29 in reply to "ThinkPad?"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Thinkpads at work and they're highly overrated (and insanely overpriced).

They're very durable. Period.

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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by satsujinka on Tue 27th Mar 2012 23:31 in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

Very very durable... Considering I've got one from 1999 that I still use. If that isn't worth the price I don't know what is.

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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by smashIt on Tue 27th Mar 2012 23:45 in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

(and insanely overpriced)


compared to an macbook?
i'm not sure you know what you're talking about...

just last week i had to "repair" a thinkpad
i upgraded the ram from 512mb to 2gb and cleaned up the harddrive (was running low on space due to an misconfigured backup-tool)

this beast is still on it's first xp-installation from 2006 ;)

Edited 2012-03-27 23:46 UTC

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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by alexz on Wed 28th Mar 2012 00:40 in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
alexz Member since:
2012-02-25

I use Thinkpads at work and they're highly overrated (and insanely overpriced).

They're very durable. Period.


They are not what they once were. We bought 10 x220 for our company. Guess how many were flawless only one week after delivery? None.

From backlight bleeding to body cracking and jumpy touchpad whitout forgetting ghosting (yay, ghosting in 2012), this thing is flimsy. It has many many many design flaws known by lenovo. The on-site support is not what it once was either, a technician broke one of our bezel. Lenovo claimed it was an accident and thus not up to them to repair...

Next time we'll try apple.

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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 28th Mar 2012 16:01 in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I use Thinkpads at work and they're highly overrated (and insanely overpriced).

They're very durable. Period.


And they typically have excellent keyboards (better than most stock desktop keyboards, IMO). And they're extremely easy to service hardware-wise.

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RE: ThinkPad?
by wigry on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:46 in reply to "ThinkPad?"
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

Only high-quality ThinkPad is the T-series. Everything else is the compromise

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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by helf on Wed 28th Mar 2012 19:31 in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a t60 that I freaking love. So, I'm inclined to agree with you ;)

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RE[2]: ThinkPad?
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 28th Mar 2012 20:22 in reply to "RE: ThinkPad?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Only high-quality ThinkPad is the T-series. Everything else is the compromise


I'd argue that X-series are high-quality as well. Yes, there are compromises - but IME there tend to be fewer compromises when compared to other ultraportables in the same size/weight class. And certainly fewer than most netbooks and ultrabooks, where you're typically stuck with compromises like underpowered processors, lack of ports/expandability, RAM soldered to the motherboard, etc.

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