[kwlug-disc] new laptop time -- decisions, decisions ...
ogoertzen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 13:09:23 EDT 2009
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>wrote:
> 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:
> > 9
> > in many ways, of course, they're similar. and while i'm willing
> > 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.
It looks to me like certain W models support WUXGA:
You'd probably be best to contact Lenovo directly or a reseller to
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