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Re: indication on purchase laptop

On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 11:09:08PM +0300, Ivan Kovnatsky wrote:
> On May 06, 2014 at 02:05, Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> > > I want to buy a laptop but I want a laptop in which it is easy to change
> > > the fan or change the thermal paste etc ... without the need to disassemble
> > > everything.
> > 
> > Traditionally, Thinkpads are considered reasonably well designed (and
> > well documented) for maintenance.
> > 
> > This said, the general rule nowadays is "older is better" because newer
> > gizmos are designed as consumables (and because it's easier to make
> > them one millimeter thinner if you can drop the requirement of easy
> > maintenance).
> > 
> > 
> >         Stefan
> I will also vote for thinkpads.  Been a user of edge 330 with more or less
> newer CPU Intel 3rd gen and vendor's HD 4000 video.  I switched to x220 with
> Intel 2nd gen CPU and slightly slower video, honestly that does not bother me
> at all.  Loved it since my fingers got keyboard.  Purchased a used one, no
> regrets so far.  Do not see any nice comfortable laptops and I really doubt
> there will be one trending.

I have to cast a dissenting vote. I have a thinkpad T420 I bought off the
Lenovo Web site approx 2 yrs ago. The frame is plastic and as thin as
possible. When you pick it up there is enough flex so that the DVD drive

Does anyone know of a new/recent laptop with a metal frame? *

* Not Toshiba or HP or a gamers box.

Bob Holtzman
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