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    IBM Laptops

    As far as i can tell they are some of the best around? I was looking at the basic R52. I dont need a dvd rw and it may only be a 40 gb hdd but that is easily upgradable. Also, i may buy another stick of ram from crucial to take it to 1gb to make it fly.

    They may be a bit more expensive for the spec but its worth it for the quality imho.
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    so are they good? (bump lol)
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    I've a T40 and it's got fantastic build quality and the best laptop keyboard available. I don't know about that particular model though...

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    Over the last 6 years I've had a number of laptops from Dell, Compaq and IBM.

    The ONLY ones that seemed to last, run without a problem and didn't overheat or start to become flakey, was the IBM. In fact my IBM has been on for over a year I think lol....its been plugged in and out of the cradle too many times (I use a laptop as a second PC)
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    pretty much all of the laptops I've bought in the past for business use have been IBM Thinkpads (I've got history from a T20 - every model through to a T41) and i've found them to be excellent business laptops.

    I probably wouldn't use them for a "home user" though, although there are other IBM thinkpads that are not the "T" model which may be better for the average home user
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    T40/T41/T42/43

    T series is the best from IBM I think...

    They are thinner and lighter with better spec as well...

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    In terms of usabilty, I think Thinkpad's are fantastic. Might not offer the bang for buck, but they have the best keyboard, best trackpads, trackpoints etc Screens are okayish, but if I had the choice between what I own now (Dell Inspiron 2200) and the equivalent IBM, I'd go for the IBM even if was £100 more expensive. You don't realise how good they until you don't have them anymore. I was also reading somewhere that Lenovo has improve the build, but strengthening the chasis design etc

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    I've had an R40 for about almost two years and it's in the same condition now as it was when I got it out of the box, after gigging with it a dozen times or so. If you could spare the cash or sacrifice the odd feature, I'd consider one of the T series though, as it's slightly more svelt and has a mag alloy exterior rather than the plastic R series (which are still very sturdy). The trackpoint is superb - I'd have a hard time moving to another laptop and having to stroke the touch pad instead. I'm a fan of their no-nonsense black appearance too, though Lenovo are experimenting with silver on the new Z thingy, which looks okay I have to admit.

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    Another toot for IBM using a T40 from work, it does everything it should and nicely designed.

    We have had quite a few HDD failures but we move them around alot, or maybe its the deathstar making a comeback?

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