11-15-2017 03:53 AM
Time to replace my old and faithful thinkpad T410, and I'm trying to deside witch one to pick of the 720 or the 920, with the same professor, same ram, same ssd, etc.
Tried several support services, with out luck getting useful information on the practical differences of the two.
Use is business, Netflix, Adobe lightroom.
So question is, except the fancy henges and two thunderports, what is it with the 920 that is Worth the extra money?
11-15-2017 05:36 AM
I feel the main difference is build quality. When I was looking at the 720 vs 920 I found the 720 to be a nice machine but overall the 920 was just nicer. The keyboard on the 720 had flex when you typed and overall it flexed as a whole when picking it up and moving it around.
A 720 with 8th gen i7 8gb ram and 256gb SSD will run you about 1k.
A 920 with 8th gen 17 8gb ram and 256gb SSD + active pen will run you 1150.00 at Best Buy
You can get a 720 for less if you choose the 7th gen Intel processors FYI.
For me, the biggest reason I choose the 920 was the build quality. I keep my laptops about 3 years then hand them down to my father. I felt the 920 was more likely to hold up in the long run. I also want/desire the active pen, once I added that to the price of the 720, I was close too close to the price of the 920.
If the 720 had been signifiacntly less, I would have bought the 720.
11-15-2017 05:54 AM - edited 11-15-2017 05:55 AM
If you are willing to try another brand, the Spectre x360 was my runner up in my 14" or less laptop search. Equal build quality to the 920, fantastic keyboard, an overall quality machine. My concern was HP's reputation for lackluster reliablity and the screen hinge was wobbly. If I could have put my anxieties aside regarding reliability, the X360 would have been my #1 pick.