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Best Lenovo Thinkpad?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by G33, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

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    T510, SL510, other?
    Need tuff as tank.
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  2. Linux3

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    I have a SL400 and a T410 and the main differences are performance. The T is a little more optimized and uses a Thinkpad BIOS.
    The SL uses the BIOS from the Ideapad. Not a biggie.
    The T series has a titanium lined outer shell and frame for the LCD screen, the SL only has a titanium shell.

    I am very happy with my SL and my T but is you really, really want a tank than the T series.

    http://outlet.lenovo.com/laptops/thinkpad/t-series.html

    I bought both new from the outlet.
     


  3. G33

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  4. Any T series model. I'd get the SSD instead of the HDD, every Thinkpad I've had the hard drive went, no problems with SSD
     
  5. +1

    I've used T Series/X Series for probably 8+ years now. All of my T Series had conventional hard drives, and they all eventually needed replacement hard drives after awhile (Partly due to my bad habit of picking the laptop up in a certain place which would pinch the platter). Other than the hard drive issue over time, the T Series have been tanks. I still have like 3-4 T Series which only need a dusting, and can still be used to this day.

    I bought a X300 3+ years ago, and while it cost $3000, I still use it today. I haven't replaced anything besides the battery. Besides SSD durability (no spinning parts), the quick read/write times make a HUGE difference. It's because of the SSD that I can use this old 1.2GHz laptop, and still have it keep up with the newer stuff out there. Recently picked up a X200 with SSD and I fully expect that one to last me a long time as well.

    You might see that Lenovo does charge a premium for the SSD option though. If you are technically inclined, or know someone know is...I would suggest the option of buying a Thinkpad WITHOUT solid state drive, and purchasing the SSD through a online retailer like newegg.com where you can get a 128GB drive for around $200. Then you can clone the original hard drive over, or do a fresh install on the SSD and download all the drivers and finishing touches from Lenovo's website.

    Back to your original question though, I'd take the T Series over SL.
     
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  7. I have two t400s and an Edge, i don't like the edge at all. I would stick with the T series and get a model with a screen size that fits your needs.