[kwlug-disc] Looking for a new laptop with some oomph, thoughts?

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 14:23:34 EDT 2010


I believe they are on sale at the moment on the Lenovo site.
I think they are generally cheaper to buy direct from Lenovo or
maybe through a reseller, esp. if they have a promotion in
place.  Some of the newer ones have LED screens as well.

They also occasionally have models that were to be sold
and are new but the contract was canceled or something
- so you need to check their website for offers.  These machines
sometimes come without an OS or DOS.
http://outlet.lenovo.com/


On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>wrote:

> Quoting Oksana Goertzen <ogoertzen at gmail.com>:
>
>  I use a Lenovo T500 at work and I've never had an issue with any of the
>> IBM/Lenovo
>> business class notebooks running Linux.  Little more money but pretty rock
>> steady
>> and it's easy to get replacement parts and upgrade the machine yourself if
>> need be.
>>
>> Oksana
>>
>
>  a lenovo would be terrific if they weren't so stupidly expensive.  i
> realize they're top-notch systems, but at the same place, a T500 is almost
> $1400:
>
>
> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5619442&CatId=4935
>
> and that's with only a 1280x800 display, and only 2G of memory.  there's no
> way i'm spending almost $1400 to get a WXGA display.
>
> rday
>
>
>
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