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Re: indication on purchase laptop

On Tue, 6 May 2014 16:03:31 -0400
Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/5/14, Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> >
> > 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).
> I've got a secondhand Thinkpad T61. Had it about 6 months now. LOVE
> it. It has taken several brutal, abrupt hits.... from the dogs running
> by on the porch. *SO FAR* hasn't missed a beat. Your mileage may vary,
> though... :)

I also use a second-hand (refurbished) T61 and love it. I baby it, and
it's never taken serious hits, but I've had it for a couple of years
now and it's going strong.

> Cindy :)


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