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Thinkpads better than other laptops?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Idontplaynice, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Idontplaynice


    Jul 7, 2007
    I am partial to them. Does anyone here think they are much higher quality than HP, Dell, etc.
  2. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    Not sure they are better, but they sure hold up in the field.
    I have three.

    Get a new one when upgrades become less than effective on the olde ones.
    One of mine has half the motherboard out, but still works with two patches of hardware.

    I go into swamps and deserts with two all the time.

    ETA: wish they would make my typing better.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010

  3. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    It is the only brand I buy. I like everything about them. They are built to be used, that's why they look so plain. There are no shiny bits to wear or break off.

    I have dropped mine quite a few times, and it still works and looks perfect.
  4. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Lovin Sparks Nv!
    I used to manage a fleet of Thinkpads - Both IBM and Lenovo.

    The *only* notebook I ever liked better was made by now out of business Micron PC.

    Once we lost Micron PC, we played around with HP... but went back to Lenovo's Thinkpads. Bought one for my wife and it was a tough little bugger.

    Yah, I have been looking at getting into another Lenovo Thinkpad.

    We probably moved between 100 to 120 Thinkpads over the years.
  5. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A
    My main PC is a Lenovo X200 tablet I've had for a couple of years.

    I have no complaints, other than that the ThinkVantage software strikes me as a lot of bloatware, but is so tightly integrated that I'm nervous about removing components.

    Knocking on wood -- the X200 has been a tank up till now. The keyboard has that solid "typewriter" quality that has distinguished IBM since the Lexmark days...

  6. GenX


    Aug 8, 2009
    I was comparing the T series and an xps15. Ended up getting the xps because it was a good deal. Just couldn't build a lenovo that was under a grand. We wanted a desktop replacement and I couldn't pass up the xps features for the money.
  7. Linux3


    Dec 31, 2008
    You can't justify a Thinkpad, especially a T series based on price. You buy one because they are efficient and quick for the spec's and built like a tank.

    I purchased a Thinkpad SL400 a little over a year ago and a T400 series maybe 6 months ago. My wife has the SL now and I have the T.
    Go here:
    Both systems I bought were Condition 'New' and a very good deal because they had Vista on them and were going cheap.
    Even if you want O.S. 7 stop by once in a while and keep looking.
    Thinkpad quality at an Acer price. lol
  8. GenX


    Aug 8, 2009
  9. I think they used to be much better quality before the whole Lenovo thing. The old T61s were basically bullet proof. I have two t400s and an Edge, the Edge is very cheap not what a think pad should be. The 400s have the classic think pad feel but I've had a keyboard go out on one and a friend of mine had the same issue with his t400.

    Overall I feel they are better than your HP, Dell, or Sony but not so far ahead of other companies as they used to be.