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HankMoody
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L series vs. R series

Hello everybody, I' new in this great forum!

 

I want to buy a new laptop, and I decided that it will be a lenovo thinkpad.

My needs are: good keyboard, battery and it has to be very very solid (rollcage becomes very important)

 

Between this new L series and the R series , which one do you think could be better for me?

 

Thank you in advance and sorry for my english 

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Re: L series vs. R series

L series is a modified/updated SL series. L series replaced both the R and SL series. 

 

If you can get a R500 or R400, then by all means get it, however it does not have the i7, i5 series CPU. 

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Jin Li

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thePCxp
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Message 3 of 12

Re: L series vs. R series

If you can still get an R series, either series (R or L) will be great. The L series is basicly an upgrade of the R and SL series. It's the R and SL series merged into one ThinkPad series.

 

I encourge you to see this link, it will give you more information about the L series: http://lenovo.bhivesoft.com/bhive/t/1004/course_launch_frame.jsp?id=3951

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Ryan Turner
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HankMoody
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Re: L series vs. R series

thank you both

 

why you think that is still better to get r400/r500 if the l series is an upgrade of them ?

i don t know but maybe it would be better to have an i3-i5 processor

 

thanks in advance again

 

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Re: L series vs. R series

L series is not a upgrade on the R400 and R500. R series don't have a direct successor.

 

L series is the direct successor of the SL series, the only thing similar that is similar to the R series, is the software package. The hardware itself is pretty much same as the SL series.

 

 

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Jin Li

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Re: L series vs. R series

I'd suggest the R series if you want a higher resolution screen.  You're stuck with 1366x768 on the L series.

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HankMoody
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Re: L series vs. R series

L series doesn t have a rollcage, so i will not buy it.

 

i found the t501i (with only the i3 processor and very basic hw ) at a competitive price (around 900 dollars), nearly the same of the r500 with good hw, another possibility to think about. 

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Re: L series vs. R series

Just because the L series dosen't have a rollcage, dosen't mean you shouldn't buy it. If it meets your needs, go ahead and buy one. Remember what the L series and the T series are intended for (meaning, how they're meant to be used). Even if the L series dosen't have a rollcage, it dosen't mean that it won't last you long. Look at it this way: It's a ThinkPad.

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Ryan Turner
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Message 9 of 12

Re: L series vs. R series

 


@HankMoody wrote:

L series doesn t have a rollcage, so i will not buy it.

 

i found the t501i (with only the i3 processor and very basic hw ) at a competitive price (around 900 dollars), nearly the same of the r500 with good hw, another possibility to think about. 


The only benefit of the L series is the price, but if you can find a T series at 900 dollars, then just get the T series. 

 

Regards,

Jin Li

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HankMoody
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Message 10 of 12

Re: L series vs. R series

Yes i think i will buy the t510i (and i will try to upgrade it by myself, step by step)

 

I know that also the L series is made to have a long life but here in europe the T has a 3 years warranty instead of the 1 year of the L

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