[Dclug] Laptop suggestions solicited
zmully at smartbrief.com
Fri Jan 18 10:18:31 EST 2008
On Fri, 2008-01-18 at 10:12 -0500, Jason wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, Zachariah Mully wrote:
> > I'd stay away from their consumer line (the ideapads). My friend had one
> > of their previous models and didn't think too highly of it.
> I would also avoid the T60. I have one of the early ones from $WORK and
> it's one of the worst laptops I've had in years. I've been told the T60
> was the first model that Lenovo designed and it shows. The T61s are
> supposed to be better, but I'm not convinced. Once bitten....
Was it one with dedicated graphics? We've 20? 30? T60s deployed and have
had *zero* problems with them, but they're about a base a model as we
could buy. I've found that my t61 gets flaky after about 2 dozen
sleep/wake cycles in XP Pro, and sometimes under ubuntu, and it has the
dedicated nvidia graphics. All the t61s we have here with the integrated
Intel graphics show no signs of the problem.
I think the T60 was an Intel reference design.
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