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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:02 am 
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I was wondering what kind of laptops people use and what they feel are the best ones to be used.

I have been looking at dell and compaq but I figure there has to be someone out the doing it better than they are.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:52 am 
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Hi Doctor,

I have 4 simple words for you (well, 3 words and a letter!)

IBM THINKPAD T SERIES

I own a dated but feature-laiden T21 model and I love it! If you have the cash, and are looking for a light, powerful yet slightly overpriced laptop, you could look no further.

Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:05 pm 
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I use a IBM T30 lap top and really like it. But get one with the Pentium M, not the P4 M.


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I have used Dells and IBMs. I currently have the IBM T23 but I like my Dell Latitude better. The reason is that the Dell have a Windows key and it had the option of using the touch pad or that little touchpoint or whatever IBM calls it. They both are feature rich, so you can't really go wrong either way.


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I have had many models of IBM T2x's, Dells, Compaqs evo etc in the past and they are all good. But IBM charges a bomb for their new Centrino T40s. The styling is always the same with IBM which is a bit outdated in the fashion stakes. IBM's keyboard and Screen has always been top-notch quality.

I like the new Samsung X10 Centrino range. 1.8kg, 1inch thick, new ultraslim CDRW/DVD removable modular bay, Geforce4go graphics, 14.1inch XGA. The rest is configurable...

All the power you need in a light slim powered notebook.


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If you want a multimedia powerhouse laptop that doesnt burn through batteries like crazy or burn your lap (i.e. alienware, compaqs w/ desktop 3.06GHz CPUs), go for the Toshiba satellite or tecra series...ive heard a lot of good things about the satellite laptops as they look cool (asthetically), have decent battery life, use the best speakers seen on laptops (if you care for them), and have a wealth of other multimedia features. Decent pricing in some cases, too. Just a suggestion.

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My Dell Inspiron 7500 doubles as a boat anchor. The flight attendants make me check it in the luggage compartment, as it unbalances the plane too much.

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I think the good old 'it depends what you want it for' evasion applies. I have only had a laptop (or portable) for work for about 13 years. My machines have clocked up enough airmiles to the moon or somewhere a long way away, so my overiding spec is light weight and portablility.

IceFire wrote:
The reason is that the Dell have a Windows key and it had the option of using the touch pad or that little touchpoint or whatever IBM calls it.
(I have a name for it that is not suitable for public consumption.) But absolutely: my last machines have been IBM, IBM, Toshiba & now Dell, all with the Trackpoint. It works for me: I have a cynical observation that most laptops have the pad, and most people I meet whose machine has a pad also carry a mouse, which is against my portability fetish.

My current is a Dell C400 (corporate policy for Dell), which in complete travelling mode (no floppy, no CD, only a USB ramdrive) with charger, adapters, all my business paper, passport etc fits in a bag 31*26*12cm and weights probably less than 3Kg. (The nice thing about such a small bag is it forces me to cut the paper I carry to about 1" thick - there is no more room!)

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I don't know about your lap tops, but my T30 has the trackpoint and a touch pad. Very convenient. The only problem is it doesn't have a PS/2 port so I frequently forget a mouse, since my main comp has my only USB mouse.....

I don't think the weight is very bad, and its pretty quiet except under load.

I have to agree though that IBM's look is pretty lame though.


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On silence, the new Seagate drive for laptops is supposed to rokkout.

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