[Novalug] ThinkPads for Dummies
kkauffman at headfog.com
Tue Nov 13 22:59:41 EST 2007
The T series also has significantly increased the cooling.
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Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:58 PM
To: Theodore Ruegsegger
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Subject: Re: [Novalug] ThinkPads for Dummies
Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
> While we're on the subject, can someone point me to a guide so I can
> tell the various series and models of ThinkPad apart? When I look them
> up on NewEgg or Ubid, I see machines with the same identifier (e.g.,
> T43 or T61) and comparable specs (at least RAM, HD, CPU speed) but
> with widely-varying prices. Presumably there are differences that
> everyone but me knows about.
> What distinguishes the series (R, T, Z, ...)?
> Is a higher number always better (like T61 vs T60)?
> What else makes some far more costly?
> Come to think of it, what's the difference between a ThinkPad and the
> other Lenovo notebooks/laptops?
T= titanium, rock solid.
Z= portable, small footprint and such, also I think the tablets are Z's.
I would say there's not a huge difference between say, t41's, t42,
t43's. There of course is huge difference between a t43 and a t60,
about 3 years. The big difference between the t61 and the t60 (I
think) is that you can get the t61 with Nvidia.
Now there's also the P at the end, which tends to have better graphics.
Also, the same model might have three different screen sizes so that's
something to look at.
As for difference, I don't think there's a big difference between a dell
and the R series, but I think that the T series are built a little
tougher than your average notebook... unless your average notebook is
If you haven't checked it out, I like the thinkwiki site.
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