04-21-2008 09:53 AM
06-26-2008 09:55 PM - edited 06-26-2008 10:38 PM
07-02-2008 05:26 AM
The build quality of the current thinkpads is better than the old ones. The GPU problems, LCD being damaged due to insufficient protection of the lid, all a thing of the past due to the rollcage.
The new thinkpads may look worse though, as there is only a plastic cover on top of the rollcage (I wish it could be of better quality and more wear resistant). But I'd trust the current thinkpads more than the older ones.
Loss of the IPS screens is a minus, but have you guys seen the older SXGA+ LCDs ? Absolutely horrendous. Now at least we get WSXGA+ and WUXGA which are much better.
For those knocking dell quality, check out the lattitude/precision line from dell. They are very well built, and absolutely better than the T4x/T3x series. Really solid.
Its unfortunate that apple does not offer WUXGA or even WSXGA+ on their 15.4" MBPs
07-05-2008 02:14 PM
I really like my T61. Its simplicity is one thing that attracted me. I like its proported ruggedness, althoiught I have
not tested this. Another thing that I really like is its quietness, if that is a word.
It came with Vista Business, I partitioned the hard drive, and added XP. These was an issue so I had to reinstall Vista. I
then decided that I wanted Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop so I partitioned it again, and added Suse. The Suse installation
appeared blurry, so I removed it and added XP Prof again. Now I dual boot with Vista and XP.
I have no issue with my T61 at all. There is probably not much more that I can do to it, and it still works great.