Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Picking my new Laptop.

Almost as important as picking a new wife. OK not quite as important. I can replace the laptop and it only costs me $1,000.
So I picked out my new company laptop. I had an Lenovo X60 laptop (No not a tablet) with the 12.1" screen, not sure of the processor (Single core centrino) 2 gb ram, docking station 80gb hd and windows XP. We rotate hardware every 36 months so I became really familiar with it. We traveled to 3 countries, more than 50 flights and was abused heavily. It still looks great. I did have a hard drive fail about a year ago (However it was probably my fault, I left it in my car overnight when it was well below freezing and did not let it heat up prior to turning it on)
Other than that it was great for 3 years. So what to get this time?

I did not want the tablet; I really do not see me using the table features. Plus I wanted more processing power and larger screen. The 12" was small however it was 4:3 I think the 16:9 would be better. I also would have liked to have a optical drive. The old X60 only had it on the docking station. I want small, light and rugged.
I went with the T400s. It has a 14" screen, and is standard processor and such. The s stands for slim. Lenovo's own marketing says "Take it wherever business takes you. At just 3.91 lbs. and .83" thin, the sleek T400s is highly portable without compromising power or performance." The additional specifications

2.4GHZ duo core processor
1066 Front Side Bus
2 GB Ram (I will order upgrade soon)
120 GB HD (No not Solid State, Added too much cost)
That is the basics. I was surprised on exactly how light weight it was. So you say, why not go with the X300 or X200. Well, low power processors, almost double the cost and size of screen.
It also has Windows 7 64 bit. I will keep you updated on the new relationship.

1 comment:

Stuart R. Crawford said...

Steve, Happy New Year...for a laptop, I can't live without my Macbook. Once you go Mac you never go back!

Stuart Crawford
Calgary, AB