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Re: what laptop to buy

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00:18AM -0500, Tim Tebbit wrote:
> Daniel Dalton wrote:
> > Yes, thanks for sharing. 
> > 
> > I'm going to increase my budget by $800, and get a Lenovo thinkpad
> > X200. Anyone got one of these, what do you think of it?
> > 
> > I found it on amazon for $1100, which I could probably get shipped out
> > here to Australia by a third party, for under au$1300, in total
> > costs. However, Amazon says I will void my manufacturer's warranty if I
> > export it out of the US... Can anyone offer any advice or will I just
> > have to pay Au$2,000 to buy one locally?
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > Dan
> Ditto to the T61/Lenovo suggestions. There is also very good
> documentation on the entire ThinkPad series.
> http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

have been using a T60p for over 4 years by now and still very happy with it.
Essentially all hardware components are supported by Linux (except for
the modem).

I use it constantly, in the office and at home, carrying it back and
forth every day - hibernating it for the road. 
Had two other laptops before but they did not last longer than 2-3 years 
due to the heavy ware and tear. 

This one is still fully functional, thanks especially to the very robust 
hinge. I had to exchange only the keyboard recently as many of the keys 
were slowly giving up on me ;-).

Mine is still IBM branded and i don't know how the quality changed since 
the Lenovo takeover, but i guess the production is at the same
location and the look is pretty much unchanged.


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