Re: indication on purchase laptop
On Tue, 6 May 2014 22:24:08 -0700
Robert Holtzman <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 11:09:08PM +0300, Ivan Kovnatsky wrote:
> > On May 06, 2014 at 02:05, Stefan Monnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Interesting - reviews of the T420 usually praise its
build quality and solidity, e.g.: