[kwlug-disc] new laptop time -- decisions, decisions ...

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Mar 10 12:55:28 EDT 2009

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009, Oksana Goertzen wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>        i was leaning towards this:
>       http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220492
>       but then i found this:
> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4187624&CatId=228
>       9
>        in many ways, of course, they're similar.  and while i'm willing to
>       believe that the ASUS is a better built system, i've had gateways
>       before and they've done the job nicely.
>        so ... thoughts?  is the ASUS $350 better than the gateway?
> Hi Robert et al,
> I have a Lenovo T500 at work (15.4 " display) and it's a very nice
> machine.  You might want to consider one of the W or T models Lenovo
> offers.  I believe they offer a good quality laptop with the keys in
> standard locations.  Some of the newer laptops I've seen - the keys
> are strangely configured or the keyboard is unusually slick... which
> doesn't seem to suit my purposes.   I like the fact the T series has
> a rollcage for the display and the main board, plus drainage holes
> in case something spills on it plus DDR3 ram and metal hinges and
> other features.  Some of the models also have a discrete video card
> for regular work/surfing and an onboard for maximum memory life (you
> can switch between the two).  If battery life is important to you,
> you can also order a 9 cell battery instead of a six.

  i need a WUXGA display, that's not negotiable.  what's are my
options for WUXGA model lenovos?  i'd certainly consider one.


Robert P. J. Day
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