[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:
> but then i found this:
> 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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